What to See in Stockholm (Sweden)

By | July 8, 2022

According to ITYPEJOB, Stockholm lies on 14 islands on the shores of Lake Mälaren and the Norström Strait. The city was first mentioned in history in 1252.

The old town is located on the island of Stadsholmen. There are no cars and public transport, but there are many historical sights. First of all, this is the Royal Palace, which was built in 1754, and is now the largest royal castle in the world. The palace contains 608 rooms, nearby there is a chapel and the Antique Museum of Gustav III. From June to August, the changing of the guard takes place daily at noon, the rest of the year the changing of the guard takes place on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Other attractions include the Cathedral of St. Nicholas – the place of the coronation of Swedish monarchs, the Armory, the Royal Mint, the Treasury, the Uksensherna Palace and the Tessinsky Palace.

On the island of Riddarpholmen, which in Swedish means “Knight’s Island”, you can see several palaces – Wrangell Palace, Stenbock Palace and Bunde Palace. But more interesting is the Riddarholm Church, which was built in the 13th-15th centuries. This church was the burial place of Swedish kings and aristocrats, and from 1807 to the present day there is a museum here.

In the central part of Stockholm – Norrmalm – the main shops, theaters, restaurants and offices are concentrated. This is the center of business activity of the city, however, there is a beautiful park Kyngstredgarden, where you can relax. The Government Chancellery “Rysenbad”, the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Opera House and the pedestrian street Drottningtatan are very interesting.

To the east of the Old Town lies the island of Djurgården.. Here, tourists should visit the Roosendaal Palace, the amusement park and open-air museum Skansen, as well as the zoo of the same name, the Gröna Lund recreation park, and the Jürgårdstaden Museum of Wooden Architecture. Skansen Park is an open-air ethnographic museum. It covers an area of 30 hectares, on which there are more than 150 houses and buildings of the past. They were collected from all over the country, from Lapland to Skane, most of them date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. These are windmills, residential buildings and even entire city blocks. The park also houses a zoo, an area for carnivals and festivities, an aquarium, a theater and many cafes. The amusement park “Gröna Lund” offers all kinds of entertainment – various slides, go-karts, carousels, a fun room, roller coasters and a Viking ship. Very popular days when rock and pop concerts are held. In the southern part of the island is the world’s only urban national park with a variety of flora and fauna. A little to the north, the Baza Museum is very interesting, which is dedicated to the royal ship “Baza”, which sank during its first voyage in 1628. It was raised from the bottom of the sea only in 1961 and now decorative sculptures, grotesque faces, lion masks, bodies of mermaids and other carved wooden figures that were found on board the ship are exhibited here. You can also visit the diorama, which shows the 1627 battle between the Swedes and the Poles.

The area of Kyngsholmen is known, first of all, for the City Hall. It was built in the style of national romanticism in 1923. The square tower reaches a height of 100 meters. She is crowned with three gilded crowns, which are the symbol of Sweden, and also depicted on the country’s small coat of arms. The Blue Hall of the City Hall is used for celebrations and festive events, including the Nobel Prize Banquet. About 18 million pieces of gold and multicolored glass mosaics cover its walls.

In the southern part of Stockholm is the oldest among the current Russian Orthodox churches outside of Russia – the Church of the Transfiguration of the Savior of the 17th century.

Very interesting Museum of the ship “Vasa”. “Vasa” was conceived as the most powerful ship of that time. Its construction began in 1625 by order of King Gustav. The weight of the ship was 1210 tons, and the crew consisted of 445 people. August 10, 1628, when lowering into the water, he immediately sank. In 1961, the ship was raised and restored, and in 1990 a museum was opened. In the museum, in addition to the ship itself, there are expositions of the operation to raise the ship, about life on board and about naval battles of those times.

The city has over 75 museums and 100 art galleries. Among them, the most famous are the National Museum, the Swedish National Portrait Gallery in Gripsholm Castle, the Royal Treasury in the cellars of the Royal Palace, the Museum of National History, the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Butterflies and Birds in Hagapark, the Museum of Science and Technology, the Maritime Museum, the Swedish the Museum of Economic History in the building of the Royal Coin Office, the Royal Arsenal (the oldest museum in the country), the Thiel Gallery, the National Museum of Ethnography and the Lilyevals Art Gallery. The Swedish Center for Graphics, the Jewish Museum, the Museum of Ceramics, the Museum of Biology with a magnificent panorama, the Swedish Museum of Architecture, the original Almgren Silk Mill Museum, the Toy Museum, the Bergius Botanical Garden with the exotic greenhouse of Edward Anderson deserve close attention,

11 km west of Stockholm is the residence of the Swedish royal family – Drottningholm Palace. The palace contains many pieces of art and furnishings, is surrounded by fountains and parks, and is still one of the official residences of the royal family. The palace also houses one of the world’s best-preserved 18th-century theaters, the Drottningholm Royal Theatre.

Stockholm (Sweden)