The area has also been called a milestone in Swedish architecture. It offers a combination of historic sites standing alongside urban structure and new modernist architecture. The Malmöhus Castle is the oldest preserved renaissance castle in the Nordic region built in the 16th century on behalf of the Danish King Christian III. The St Peter's Church is another historic pride of Malmö built in the 14th century and is a Gothic, three-naved brick church with a 96 metre high tower.
Home to Scandinavia's tallest building, beautiful parks, edgy contemporary museums and some seriously good cuisine, the opening of the Öresund bridge in 2000 has also been an undeniably positive factor for Malmö, connecting it to bigger cooler Copenhagen and creating a dynamic new urban conglomeration.