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“Baltic Gem”
Review of St. Nicolai Ruin

St. Nicolai Ruin
Ranked #6 of 38 things to do in Visby
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Owner description: S:t Nicolai är en av Visbys mäktigaste kyrkoruiner. På 1200-talet var S:t Nicolai centrum för Dominikanerbröderna, vars mest kände medlem blev Petrus de Dacia. Kyrkan har fått sitt namn efter sjöfararnas och köpmännens skyddshelgon S:t Nicolaus.På senare år har det gjorts stora investeringar i ruinen, glasade fönster, nya inventarier, hydraulisk scen, kalkstensgolv och andra förutsättningar för att kunna möta och nyttja ruinen som unik världsarena vid föreläsningar, middagar, möten, dop eller bröllop. Här skapar vi en historisk kväll som ni sent kommer att glömma Välkommen till S:t Nicolai - en förstklassig och magisk eventmiljö!
Reviewed June 16, 2013

This Unesco WHS town is amazing, This ruin is simply part of the town and you can just walk in breath in the atmosphere. It was deserted when we were there which helps. Most of the visitors are Scandinavians visiting by ferry or visitors on small ships. We arrived on a foggy morning which was very atmospheric but the sun soon came out. The town is sometimes used for film shoots. Visit the tourist info office (close to the port) and following a walking route. Make sure you include the botanic gardens which are really like a town park. The own is quite compact and we later revisited without the walking guide and followed the town walls (both inside and out) around the town gaining amazing vistas and finding many hidden gems. A photographers paradise and the day will fly past.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We loved this beautiful old city, it's extremely charming. There was a midevil festival throughout the city that added more charm. It's very clean, friendly and exactly as we had hoped. Our daughter has decided that when she is an adult, she's moving there!

2  Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

This church along with many other churches and buildings in the old walled city are wonderful. The city has narrow cobble stone streets and beautiful old buildings.

You can easily spend an entire day here just looking at the old buildings and going in the various shops. There is also a botanical garden that is wonderful.

This city and island is worth the trip.

5  Thank DennisBTR
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

Visby was our last stop on our cruise of the Baltics, and out of all of the places we visited, it was my favorite. The walled city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cobblestone streets are charming and filled with shops and cafes, and St. Nicholai looks like something out of Lord of the Rings. Would love to go back to Visby and spend a week there.

8  Thank Gozzies
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

This extraordinary structure has been preserved by modern methods, allowing it to be used as an outdoor concert hall. Although it is only accessible in the summer months to visitors, you can look in on it. It has an architecturally-designed roof structure, protecting it from the elements, although it has not been renovated in any meaningful sense of the word.

4  Thank Alison G
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