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Museums and Galleries in Sweden

One of the best ways to learn about Swedish culture is to visit some of Sweden's more than 400 museums. Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö are all great for exploring history, art, photography, and fashion throughout the ages. Most museums also offer both Swedish culinary delicacies and artwork for sale, so you can experience Sweden with all of your senses—and then bring a piece of it back home!

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image ”Monogram” at Moderna Museet in MalmöÅke E:son Lindman. Art by Robert Rauschenberg

Moderna Museet in Malmö

As you enter ModernaMuseet Malmö you are met by Rauschenberg's 'The Goat' (a goat with a painted face and a car tire wrapped round its torso). This world-famous piece gives you an idea ofthe quality of the museum and sets the stage for what’s to come.

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image Art in the Stockholm Metro, station Solna CentrumHans Ekestang/SL. Art by K O Björk and A Åberg

Stockholm Metro Art

With over 110 kilometers of sculptures, mosaics, paintings, installations, and inscriptions, the Stockholm Metro station is one of the world's largest and most impressive museums.

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The Cradle of Swedish Design

Swedish design brands such as IKEA, OrreforsKostaBoda, and Lammhult all originate from the southern part of Sweden, an area with a long tradition of skilled craftsmen creating everything from textiles and furniture to glass and ceramics.

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image View over Gothenburg and Museum of World CultureKjell Holmner/Göteborg & Co

Museums of Gothenburg

Admire famous masterpieces by artists such as Rembrandt, Monet, and Picasso; explore the world-renowned Hasselblad Center for photographic exhibitions; and walk through a glass tunnel surrounded by sharks. The museums of Gothenburg serve a truly wide range of interests!

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Swedish Semla

On February 21st Swedes celebrate Fat Tuesday, a whole day dedicated to thedelightful cream bun called semla. Why not surprise someone with a few made from our own recipe?

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image Production of “Planets” designed by Lena BergströmRolf Lind/Orrefors

Win a Decanter from Orrefors!

Participate in this sweepstake for the chance to win a lovely decanter from Orrefors, inspired by the design tradition of 1950s Sweden.

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Fotografiska - Anton Corbijn - until April 15
If you like photos and art then head to Fotografiska in Stockholm. An exhibition by renowned photographer Anton Corbijn is on until April 15.
Anton Corbijn at Fotografiska

The Passion for Food Festival
Get a taste of West Sweden at the Passion for Food Festival in Gothenburg, February 24-26. This annual event will showcase the region's best food producers and restaurants.

Romantic Stockholm
Spend a romantic weekend with a special love package from the Nordic Light Hotel. And while in Stockholm, be sure to visit some of the city's most romantic places.

Culinary Stockholm
Watch the first two episodes from when Capital Cooking visited Stockholm during the summer of 2011!
Episode 1
Episode 2 
Episode 3