Once upon a time Lund was one of the most important towns in Denmark. These days, it’s one of the most charming towns in Sweden with its cobbled streets, flower-filled parks, and medieval buildings. Towering over everything is the Lund Cathedral, a Romanesque cathedral which was consecrated in 1145 and includes a huge astronomical clock created around 1380.

It wasn’t until 1658 that the region, Skåne, became part of Sweden. Visitors can descend into the crypt, where the most popular attraction is a column bearing a sculpture of Finn, a giant who reportedly helped build the cathedral.

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Where is the Lund Cathedral?

The Lund Cathedral is located in Lund, Sweden, a small town just to the north of Malmö. Although part of modern day Sweden, the town used to be a part of Denmark. It is currently the country’s most visited church.

It is a quick, 12-minute train ride from the Malmö's central station. Paired with a visit to the town of Lund, and it’s large botanical gardens, it’s an easy day or afternoon trip while staying in this Swedish city.

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