9 Most Popular Sites of Stockholm City


places to see in stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden


1. Cathedral (Storkyrkan)

Cathedral (Storkyrkan) is located in Gamla Stan, the oldest quarter of the City. It was built in 1279 but the exterior dates mainly from the 1700's. It is here that Royal Baptisms, coronations and weddings take place. The Cathedral is closed for Sunday services between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

2. Royal Palace

Royal Palace is located in Gamla Stan, at the foot of the Norrbro Bridge, contains some 608 rooms and is said to be one of the largest palaces in Europe, dating from the 18th century. The changing of the Guard takes place in the outer courtyard daily at Noon and at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. There are some museums in the Palace.

3. Riddarholms Church (Riddarholskyrkan)

Riddarholms Church (Riddarholskyrkan) stands across from the old town and was founded in the 13th century. It has been the Royal mausoleum for some 400 years and has distinctive openwork metal spire.

4. City Hall (Stadshuset)

City Hall (Stadshuset) is located at 1 Hantverkargatan, on Kungsholmen Island. Built in 1923 of some 8 million bricks, it not only houses the Municipal Council, but each winter it hosts the Nobel Prize Banquet in the spectacular Golden Hall which is covered with 19 million mosaic tiles.

5. Skansen

Skansen is a very famous open-air museum in Djurgarden. It contains 150 buildings, brought together as a representation of Swedish life, from farmer to aristocrat.

6. Vasa Museum (Vasa Museet)

Vasa Museum (Vasa Museet) is situated near Skansen and contains the Flagship Wasa, which sank on its maiden voyage on August 10th, 1628. Then, It was raised and restored in 1n the 1960's. It is well preserved and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the City.

7. Millesgarden

Millesgarden is situated in the suburbs of Stockholm. It was the home and studio of Sweden's famous sculptor, Carl Milles,a nd contains some of the artist's most important works.

8. Sigtuna

Sigtuna is the oldest town in Sweden. It was founded by the first Christian King. This beautiful town is situated about 36 miles from Stockholm, along one of the narrow inlets of Lake Malaren. This small, charming community was once immensely important and the capital of the nation for over a century, just one of the many highlights in its one thousand years of colorful history.

9. Uppsala

Uppsala is situated 46 miles north of Stockholm and has been a religious and cultural center since the early days of the Vikings, offering much in the way of historic interest. The largest cathedral in Scandinavia is here, dating from the 13th century. The early kings of Sweden are buried here, and the oldest university in Sweden is located here too, founded in 1477, it is particularly famous for its library (Carolina Rediviva), which contains the treasured silver codex, a gothic bible written in 500 A.D. There is also Uppsala Castle, a fine 17th century building of red brick with two great towers, offering a fine view of the countryside.

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