Stora Torget means "the Great Square" was until some decades ago the center of the town. There was a bakery, liquor store, toy store for instance. Most of these have been converted into restaurants, often with names that suggest what the place has once been used for.
Visby was a member of the medieval German trade association the Hansa and is now a popular place for tourists. Visby is on the UNESCO list of world heritage centers since 1995.