This historical 13th century church is one of the best examples of brick Gothic architecture in the city. Located in the Old Town of Stockholm this famous church impresses visitors with elegant columns and highly decorated inner spaces. Services including translations in English are open to the public each Sunday at 11am.
Visiting this monumental building from the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Stockholm is simple. The Storkyrkan is a mere 20 minute walk or 10 minute drive across the water. This stylish four star hotel offers the perfect base for exploring the many treasures of Stockholm.
Visit Stockholm’s Cathedral
It is not only the outside of this epic church that intrigues visitors but the inside of the Storkyrkan which contains many religious artworks and ornate artefacts. The most famous of these is the 15th century wooden statue of Saint George and the dragon. This stunning statue showing the mighty dragon being defeated by a defiant Saint George, sword held aloft, about to strike the fatal blow was created by Bernt Notke and also serves a reliquary.
The Storkyrkan contains many grand flourishes and intricate adornments. The pulpit was created in the French Baroque style which influenced other pulpits across Sweden. The grand Royal Pews have two large crowns forming a canopy above them held by genii in flowing mantles. The main altar is made of silver and light shines through the rose window above which was added in the 1850s.
Accommodation near the Storkyrkan
Visitors looking for a conveniently placed city hotel in Stockholm need look no further than the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel. Sightseeing across the city including to the Storkyrkan is made simple by friendly staff and free parking.