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In the center of the metropolis Stockholm lies the island ‘Stadsholmen’. On this island you can actually find the original and now old center ‘Gamla Stan’ of the city. It is therefore not surprising that the royal palace is located here. Some parts of the old town date back to the 13th century. There are a number of historic buildings to be found including Storkyrkan Cathedral, a large Stortorget square and a German church Tyska Kyrkan.
The Royal Palace of Stockholm was built on the foundation of a former medieval castle. About 57 years old has been built on this oldest palace in the world which is still inhabited by the royal family. In the basement of this palace a museum has been created where you can learn more about the royal family. The changing of the guard attracts many visitors every year. You will find this palace in the old city ‘Gamla Stan’ on the water.
The most famous and largest square in the city is ‘Sergels Torg’. Regularly different markets are organized or demonstrations are held here. The square is actually split into three parts. A pedestrian zone, a roundabout and an open space towards the busiest road from the center ‘Sveavagen’. In the middle of the roundabout is the obelisk Crystal, which is beautifully lit at night.
The city’s special town hall has a prominent place on the water. There are several venues to admire, including the blue room. This room, which is not blue, is often the scene for the famous ‘Nobel fest’ which is held every year on December 10th. If you feel like climbing the tower, you will be treated to a spectacular view of the city.
In this very interesting museum is a ship from the 17th century. This ship ‘Vasa’ sank in 1628 on its first trip. You can still see that the ship has been under water for at least 300 years before it was exhibited in this museum. The entire history of this ship can be found in this museum. The ship Vasa was built under the guidance of the Dutch ship carpenter Henrik Hybertsson. Regularly there are various changing exhibitions in this maritime museum.
in the Solna district in the center of town is the beautiful Royal Opera building at Kungliga Operan. On the stage of this imposing building, the greatest ballet and opera pieces of the world pass by. Both outside and inside, the appearance has been carefully handled.
Just outside the city of Stockholm lies the royal estate of the castle Drottningholm. The palace was built by order of Hedwig Eleanora of Holstein-Gottorp, the widow of Charles X Gustaaf of Sweden. Later on the park and the English garden were designed. Special is the Chinese pavilion ‘Kina Slott’ which does not fit the whole at all.
if you did not know that this majestic building is a museum, you would probably think that this is the Royal Palace of Stockholm. In this beautiful building you will find the Noord’s Museum which tells you everything about Scandinavian history.
This cemetery is so special that it is a cultural heritage and is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. You can find this cemetery in a suburb of the city. Most striking is the sublime combination between landscape and architecture. According to many, this cemetery has been an example for many others around the world.
This green part of the city is located east of the center. In this former hunting area you can visit a number of special museums, including the maritime Vasa Museum, the Skansen open-air museum and the Noord’s Museum. For children it is also very nice. There is also an amusement park ‘Grona Lund Amusement Park’ and a zoo.
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