Attractions in Stockholm

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Gamla Stan is the Old Town of Stockholm. The area, with its picturesque squares and cobblestone alleys is a favorite with visitors. Many of Stockholm’s top sights can be found here.

Kungliga Slottet, Stockholm’s Royal Palace, is a large Baroque palace built in the early 18th century at Gamla Stan. Every day during summertime crowds gather here to watch the Changing of the Guards.

The Vasa, a historic warship decorated with hundreds of statues, sank on its maiden voyage in 1628. It was salvaged in the mid 20th century and is now displayed in its own purpose-built museum.

Drottningholm Palace is the official residence of Sweden’s royal family. Built at the end of the 17th century in a Baroque style, it was one of the most magnificent palaces of its time.

Stockholm’s city hall is one of Sweden’s most important 20th century buildings. It has a magnificent interior; its Golden Hall is decorated with gilded Byzantine mosaics.

The cathedral of Stockholm, better known as the Storkyrkan or Great Church has a Gothic interior dating back to the 15th century. Inside is a unique wooden statue of St. George and the Dragon.

Stortorget is the main square of Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old town. It is the most famous square in Stockholm thanks to the pleasant atmosphere and beautiful surrounding buildings.

The Riksdagshuset is the Parliament Building of Sweden. It was built at the turn of the 20th century at Helgeandsholmen, a small island at the Old Town of Stockholm.

The largest art museum in Sweden has a collection of paintings, sculptures and applied art that spans almost 500 years. It is housed in a beautiful building inspired by Italian Renaissance palaces.

This church near the Old Town is said to be the oldest building in all of Stockholm. It is best known for its many tombs that hold the remains of Swedish Monarchs.

Sergels Torg is a large square created in the 20th century as part of a city renewal project. At the center of a large fountain stands the Kristallvertikalaccent, a tall glass obelisk.

Dramaten, or Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern in full, is the Royal Dramatic Theater of Stockholm. Richly decorated with statues and wall paintings, it is one of the most magnificent buildings in Stockholm.

Stockholm’s municipal library, the Stadsbiblioteket, is housed in one of Sweden’s most important 20th century buildings. Its signature cyclindrical tower houses the library’s main hall.

During the Middle Ages German merchants of the Hanseatic League dominated trade in the city of Stockholm. The Tyska Kyrkan – German Church – is the most important reminder of their former influence.

Without any doubt the Avicii Arena is one of Stockholm’s most spectacular buildings. Glass gondolas bring visitors to the top of the arena, where they can enjoy a 360 degree view over Stockholm.

Stockholm’s most impressive boulevard is lined with grand, monumental buildings that were designed during the 19th century by some of the best architects of the time.

The Kungliga Operan, Stockholm’s Royal Opera House was built a the end of the 19th century at the site of an earlier opera house which, in 1792 was the site of the assassination of the ‘theater king’, Gustav III.

The Nordiska Museet (Nordic Museum) was founded in the 19th century to preserve Sweden’s culture and folk art. Its collection is displayed in a monumental building on Djurgården island.

Skansen is the world’s oldest open air museum. It showcases the way people lived before the Industrial Revolution with historical buildings, period rooms and guides in traditional costumes.

Sweden’s most famous band is celebrated in the ABBA museum, which opened in 2013 near the center of Stockholm. The museum invites visitors to sing and dance as the fifth member of the band.

Djurgårdsbron is the most beautiful bridge in Stockholm. It is decorated with statues that depict Nordic deities. The bridge was built at the occasion of the Arts and Craft Exhibition of 1897, held at the Djurgården island.

Kungsträdgården (King’s Garden), the oldest park in Stockholm, is often the site of festivities. Two statues of kings overlook the park – the war-king Charles XII and the ‘weak’ Charles XIII.

This Historiska Museet traces the history of Sweden from prehistoric times to the 16th century. Highlights include the Vikings displays, the Prehistoric Gallery and the Gold Room.

Riddarhuset was built in the 17th century at the old town as the main meeting place for the nobility, hence its name, which can be loosely translated as House of the Nobility.

Foodies will not want to miss the Östermalmshallen, a large covered market hall with delicatessen and restaurants set in a beautiful 19th century decor.

Stockholm’s main concert hall was built in the early 20th century in a neoclassical style. Its main hall has a seating capacity of over 1700 people. In front of the concert hall stands the Orpheusfountain.

The Livrustkammaren or Royal Armory, displays armor, state coaches and clothes, often linked to events in Sweden’s history, such as the costume Gustav III wore the night of his assassination.

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Sweden’s most famous band is celebrated in the ABBA museum, which opened in 2013 near the center of Stockholm. The museum invites visitors to sing and dance as the fifth member of the band.

Without any doubt the Avicii Arena is one of Stockholm’s most spectacular buildings. Glass gondolas bring visitors to the top of the arena, where they can enjoy a 360 degree view over Stockholm.

Djurgårdsbron is the most beautiful bridge in Stockholm. It is decorated with statues that depict Nordic deities. The bridge was built at the occasion of the Arts and Craft Exhibition of 1897, held at the Djurgården island.

Dramaten, or Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern in full, is the Royal Dramatic Theater of Stockholm. Richly decorated with statues and wall paintings, it is one of the most magnificent buildings in Stockholm.

Drottningholm Palace is the official residence of Sweden’s royal family. Built at the end of the 17th century in a Baroque style, it was one of the most magnificent palaces of its time.

Gamla Stan is the Old Town of Stockholm. The area, with its picturesque squares and cobblestone alleys is a favorite with visitors. Many of Stockholm’s top sights can be found here.

This Historiska Museet traces the history of Sweden from prehistoric times to the 16th century. Highlights include the Vikings displays, the Prehistoric Gallery and the Gold Room.

Kungsträdgården (King’s Garden), the oldest park in Stockholm, is often the site of festivities. Two statues of kings overlook the park – the war-king Charles XII and the ‘weak’ Charles XIII.

Stockholm’s main concert hall was built in the early 20th century in a neoclassical style. Its main hall has a seating capacity of over 1700 people. In front of the concert hall stands the Orpheusfountain.

The largest art museum in Sweden has a collection of paintings, sculptures and applied art that spans almost 500 years. It is housed in a beautiful building inspired by Italian Renaissance palaces.

The Nordiska Museet (Nordic Museum) was founded in the 19th century to preserve Sweden’s culture and folk art. Its collection is displayed in a monumental building on Djurgården island.

Foodies will not want to miss the Östermalmshallen, a large covered market hall with delicatessen and restaurants set in a beautiful 19th century decor.

This church near the Old Town is said to be the oldest building in all of Stockholm. It is best known for its many tombs that hold the remains of Swedish Monarchs.

Riddarhuset was built in the 17th century at the old town as the main meeting place for the nobility, hence its name, which can be loosely translated as House of the Nobility.

The Riksdagshuset is the Parliament Building of Sweden. It was built at the turn of the 20th century at Helgeandsholmen, a small island at the Old Town of Stockholm.

The Livrustkammaren or Royal Armory, displays armor, state coaches and clothes, often linked to events in Sweden’s history, such as the costume Gustav III wore the night of his assassination.

The Kungliga Operan, Stockholm’s Royal Opera House was built a the end of the 19th century at the site of an earlier opera house which, in 1792 was the site of the assassination of the ‘theater king’, Gustav III.

Kungliga Slottet, Stockholm’s Royal Palace, is a large Baroque palace built in the early 18th century at Gamla Stan. Every day during summertime crowds gather here to watch the Changing of the Guards.

Sergels Torg is a large square created in the 20th century as part of a city renewal project. At the center of a large fountain stands the Kristallvertikalaccent, a tall glass obelisk.

Skansen is the world’s oldest open air museum. It showcases the way people lived before the Industrial Revolution with historical buildings, period rooms and guides in traditional costumes.

Stockholm’s municipal library, the Stadsbiblioteket, is housed in one of Sweden’s most important 20th century buildings. Its signature cyclindrical tower houses the library’s main hall.

Stockholm’s city hall is one of Sweden’s most important 20th century buildings. It has a magnificent interior; its Golden Hall is decorated with gilded Byzantine mosaics.

The cathedral of Stockholm, better known as the Storkyrkan or Great Church has a Gothic interior dating back to the 15th century. Inside is a unique wooden statue of St. George and the Dragon.

Stortorget is the main square of Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old town. It is the most famous square in Stockholm thanks to the pleasant atmosphere and beautiful surrounding buildings.

Stockholm’s most impressive boulevard is lined with grand, monumental buildings that were designed during the 19th century by some of the best architects of the time.

During the Middle Ages German merchants of the Hanseatic League dominated trade in the city of Stockholm. The Tyska Kyrkan – German Church – is the most important reminder of their former influence.

The Vasa, a historic warship decorated with hundreds of statues, sank on its maiden voyage in 1628. It was salvaged in the mid 20th century and is now displayed in its own purpose-built museum.

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