Major Cities in Västmanland
Västerås has approximately 126 000 inhabitants, thus making it one
of Sweden´s larger cities. The city is a mixture of old and new, the
medieval town complementing the modern society. The skyline of
Västerås is dominated by the cathedral, of which some parts date
back to the 13th century. The citie's location on the shores of Mälaren
offers bathing, fishing, sailing and boat-trips. A sight worth seeing is
Västerås Castle with its exhibition of the large silver treasure
which was found on the "Stora Torget" in Västerås.
In the Middle
Ages, Arboga was an important trading centre. In the 14th century several
important political events took place here, for example "Riksmötet" in
1435 which was the first parliament of Sweden. Nowadays however, Arboga is
merely an ancient, typically, Swedish small town of 15 000 inhabitants with its
idyllic and picturesque buildings. Some sights worth seeing are,
"Trefaldighetskyrkan", a church from the 15th century which was a part of the
Fransiscan monastery founded in the 13th century and S:t Nikolaikyrkan, another
church in which Saint Birgitta was declared the Patron Saint of Sweden in 1396.
Arboga is famous for its beer and the days of Middle Ages, called
"Medeltidsdagarna" in which the Middle Ages are brought back to life during
three hectic days.
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