Best places to visit in Sweden

The Hall of State

This opulent hall has an atmosphere of ceremonial splendour and forms an ideal setting for Queen Kristina’s silver throne, probably the palace’s most famous treasure.

The Guest Apartments

Entrance to Treasury and Royal Chapel

The Royal Chapel

This delightful little church has a rich interior decorated by many different artists. The pulpit is the work of J P Bouchardon.

The Royal Palace (Kungliga Slottet) o

Defensive installations or castles have stood on the island of Stadsholmen ever since the 11th century. The Tre Kronor (Three Crowns) fortress was completed in the mid-13th century, but became a royal residence , only during the following century. The Vasa kings turned the fortress into a Renaissance palace which burned to the ground in 1697. Roya In its place the architect Nicodemus Tessin the


Younger created a new palace in Baroque style with an Italianate exterior and a French interior toned down to suit Swedish tastes. The palace’s 608 rooms were decorated by Europe’s foremost artists and craftsmen. Adolf Fredrik was the first king to move into the palace, in 1754. It is no longer the king’s private residence, but remains one of the city’s leading sights.

Entrance to the State Apartments

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