Artistic subways, an impressive city hall and the Nobel Museum make this chic capital a viewing pleasure.
With its punchy colours and helpful staff, Connect Hotel City is a great stay. Although not in the Gamla Stan (old town) of Stockholm it isn’t to far away, 30 minutes and your there.
With its close transport links, Fridhemsgatan metro station is a 10 minute walk and the no.3 bus is a block away, it is a perfect place to start your day.
Hedvig Eleonora Church
Another great church to visit while in Stockholm is the Hedvig Eleonora Church in the Östermalm district, in the east of the city. The church is named after the Swedish Queen Hedvig Eleonora and was consecrated in 1737. The shape of the church is very unusual due to its octagonal shape.
Saint James’s Church
This beautiful church is the most central in Stockholm. Surrounded by Kungsträdgården and the Royal Opera, it is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat. The church is first mentioned in 1311, but was rebuilt and completed in 1642. Therefore, it has a range of architecture styles, from late gothic, renaissance and baroque.
Royal Swedish Opera
Since 1773, Kungliga Operan has been the home of the Swedish Opera. If you have time, take a tour around the building to marvel at the royal rooms, orchestra pit and backstage. If you have more time, why not catch a show.
The Nordic Museum
The museum is located on Djurgården, an island in central Stockholm. The museum was founded in the 19th century and is dedicated to the cultural history and ethnography of Sweden from the early modern period history, to the contemporary period.
The Vasa Museum
This museum is one of my favourites and if you’re a fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, it is a real treat. The Vasa Museum hosts the only preserved 17th century ship in the world. This 69-metre-long treasure sank in 1628 and was salvaged in 1961, 333 years later.
The lift is a passenger elevator, connecting Slussen to the heights of Södermalm. The original lift was constructed in 1881,
but what sits there now is a rebuild that took place in 1936. If you’re looking for a great view over the city, then look no further.
The Royal Palace
The palace is open to the public and offers five museums. The building was constructed during the 18th century, in the Italian baroque style. It is one of the biggest palaces in Europe, with 600 rooms and is the official residence of his Majesty the King of Sweden. Make sure not to miss the armory, royal costumes, coronation of carriages and the changing of the guard.
One of Stockholm’s oldest attractions is much less crowded that the tourist street of Västerlånggatan. In among the narrow lanes, you’ll find great restaurants and several bars with live music. Gamla Stan also has antique, handcraft shops and an array of cafes and small hotels.
Stockholm City Hall
Stockholm City Hall is one of the most recognisable symbols of the capital city. With its Three Crowns attached to the spire, it’s a must for any visitor. It is the venue for the Nobel Prize banquet and houses ceremonial halls, conference rooms and the luxury restaurant, Stadshuskällaren.
Birger Jarls Torn
The tower is a defensive structure on the northwest corner of Riddarholmen, an inlet in Gamla Stan, the old town of Stockholm. Often mistaken as the oldest building in the city, it was actually built in 1530 by the King Gustav I of Sweden. It is named after Birger Jarl, who traditionally is attributed as the founder of Stockholm. With the Riddarholmen Church not far away, it is well worth the short walk from the old town, in this forgotten corner of the island.
The Riddarholmen Church was a formal medieval abbey and serves as the final resting place of most Swedish monarchs. The church is located on the island of Riddarholmen, close to the Royal Palace in Stockholm. It is one of the oldest buildings in the capital, with some part dating back to the late 13th century.
Riding the metro in Stockholm is truly a unique experience. Since 1950, artists have worked on turning the stations into massive art installations. Around 90 of the 100 stations have been converted and are covered with sculptures, mosaics, paintings and most visually, look like a colourful bat cave. If you only have a short time, head to the blue line with some of the most impressive sights. Solna Centrum, kungsträdgården, T-Centralen, Rådhuset and Solna Strand are not to be missed.
The Högalid Church is located in the Södermalm district of Stockholm and is one of the most prominent buildings in the city. The church’s exterior encompasses romantic architecture and is considered one of Sweden’s foremost examples of this style. Built from 1916-1923, the church was once in barren land. Now it’s situated in a beautiful park.
This is the oldest church in Gamla Stan, the old town of Stockholm. The church was first mentioned in 1279 and is an important example of Swedish brick gothic. Sitting next to the Royal Palace, it forms the western end of Slottsbacken, the main approach palace.
With the streets of Trångsund, Storkyrkobrinken and Högvaktsterrassen passing north and west of it, it’s a very well-connected cathedral. To the south is the Stockholm Stock Exchange Building, which contains the Swedish Academy, Nobel Library and the Nobel Museum.
The museum sits on the north side of the Stortorget square in Gamla Stan, the old centre of the city. It houses information about the Noble Prize and winners, as well as information about the founder, Alfred Nobel and opened for the 100th anniversary of the Noble Prize in 2001.
This Neoclassical style building was constructed between 1897 to 1905. The two buildings of the complex were originally constructed to house the Riksdag in one part, and the Swedish National Bank in the other part. The bank section of the building was rebuilt to house the new Assembly Hall. The centre section has a Baroque Revival style façade section.
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