"The quay" Marstrand Things to Do Tip by sim1
Marstrand Things to Do: 17 reviews and 57 photos
Although you probably are tempted to follow the trail from the Södra Strandverket fortifications (see previous tip) out off town and along the rocky shoreline of Marstrand, I would suggest you turn back first and follow the quay to the other end. This way you'll be able to look at the little village first, before exploring more of the island.
The quay in Marstrand is not a new addition to the town with the purpose to draw in the crowds. In the contrary, the quay was already build in the 1790's when it was (at that time) Europe's longest single quay of 1200 metres long. It looks quite charming with the old and colourful houses along the waterside (see photos). The quay is also Martstrand's busiest spot, which is not so surprising, as this is where you can find most restaurants and shops.
In the first photo you can see one of Marstrand's 'famous' buildings called "Turisten" but often better known after the name "Oscar". The house was build in 1897 and was in use as a hotel and restaurant.
Directions: From the ferry turn left and follow the quay. After about 50 metres you will see "Turisten" /"Oscar".
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