The Western Staircase
Tessin was especially proud of the two staircases, made from Swedish marble and porphyry.
On the western staircase stands a bust of the gifted architect.
Changing the Guard
Stockholm’s most popular tourist event is the daily changing of the guard at midday in the Outer Courtyard.
A Royal Workplace
The king and queen have their offices at the palace, where they hold audiences with visiting dignitaries, and official ceremonies. They travel around the country attending special events, official openings and anniversaries, and they make regular State visits abroad. The king is well known for his interest in the environment while the queen is heavily involved King Carl XVI Gustaf with her work for children,
Carl Harleman played an important role in the design of the palace. His bust adorns this niche.
Gustav Ill’s State Bedchamber
Sergei’s bust of Gustav III (1779) stands in the room where the king died after being shot at the Opera House. The 1770s decor is by JE Rehn.
Karl XI’s Gallery
One of the most magnificent rooms in the palace, this fine example of Swedish Late Baroque is used for banquets hosted by the king and queen. In the cabinet is this priceless salt-cellar datingfrom 1627-8.
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