Stockholm Travel Guide

 

Stockholm


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Stockholm is a capital city of Sweden, and the biggest Scandinavian city. Located on many islands is sometime called „Venice of the north”, known for architectural beauty and natural charm of clear waters and many parks. The city with long history, firstly an important military point in the mouth of Gulf of...

Gamla Stan (Old Town)


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The oldest part of Stockholm – Gamla Stan (literally Old Town) was built in 13th century on a central island of Stockholm – Stadsholmen. In this part of the city dominate narrow, cobble-stone streets and the squares remember the most important events in Swedish history.

"The Iron Boy”


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On a small square called Bollhustappan there is the most adorable sculpture in Stockholm. Less than a feet tall boy made from iron is sitting on his iron bed and stare on the moon.

The Nobel Museum


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One of the most famous Swedish museums is dedicated to Alfred Nobel and all those, who was awarded by a prize of his name.

Vasa Museum


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Vasa museum is a very unique maritime museum, which is totally dedicated to one ship – Vasa. It was built in 1628, an sunk only some weeks later, on his maiden voyage.

German Church


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The church of st. Gertrude, one of the oldest churches in Stockholm, is commonly called German Church (Tyska Kirkan), as the district where it was constructed was then inhabited mainly by German merchants.

Södermalm


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Södermalm, called for short Söder, is a district of Stockholm, and the biggest of Stockholm's islands, located just next to Gamla Stan. Until 17th century it was mainly rural area, now 19th century townhouses create an artistic, bohemian atmosphere.

Riddarholmen Church


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On a small island Riddarholmen lies one of the oldest churches in Stockholm, and the burial place of Swedish kings.

Riksdag


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The Riksdag is a Swedish Parliament, and as a real political power exist from 1917. However, the “Diet of the Realm”, how word riksdag should be translated, was present also when Sweden was the monarchy, and started in 15th cantury.

City Hall


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One of Stockholm's city landmarks, the City Hall, was built in years 1911 – 1923, on a place of gristmill, which was destroyed in a great fire in 1878. The construction of red brick created the beautiful view from Gamla Stan, as it is build exactly on the edge of the canal.

Djurgarden Island


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Kungliga Djurgarden (the Royal Game Park) is an island in central Stockholm, full of parks, historical buildings and museums. Here are located famous Vasa Museum, amusement park Grona Lund and Skansen – the first open-air museum in the world.

Royal Palace


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The Royal Palace, called also the Stockholm Palace, is one of the official residences of Swedish Royal Family. Although current king Carl XVI Gustaf is living in Drottningholm Palace, the Royal Palace is still representative place, where all official meetings have place.

The Great Church


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Located just next to the Royal Palace, the church of st. Nicholas is the oldest church in Stockholm. It is said, that it was constructed by Birger Jarl, the founder of the city. The first time it was mentioned in 1279, so this conviction may be true.

Finnish Church


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From 13th to the beginning of 18th century, Finland was a part of Swedish Empire, and after the Reformation there appears a need of establish the Finnish Parish.

The Great Square


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Strotorget, which is Swedish for the Great Square, is a main square of a historical core of Stockholm – Gamla Stan. Although not very big, the square is visited by thousand of visitors annually, who just admire renaissance charm, amazing well, and lots of shops and cafés.

Alley of Marten Trotzig


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The narrowest alley in Gamla Stan is more like a staircase between houses. Located between Prästgatan and Västerlånggatan, not far from Stortorget, it became a place which every tourist should see.

Drottningholm Palace


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The Palace located some 15 kilometres from Stockholm's centre, is a private residence of Swedish Royal family as well as the popular tourist site, inscribed on UNESCO world Heritage list.
 
 
 

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