The Stockholm Cathedral is located at the heart of Gamla Stan (Old Town) and is one of Sweden’s most iconic buildings. Dating from the 13th century, the cathedral was built in the fascinating Swedish Brick Gothic architectural style that is unique to Northern Europe. Be sure to take some photos of this magnificent structure and step inside to learn more.
Exploring StorkyrkanStockholm Cathedral, which is more commonly known as The Great Church, or Storkyrkan in Swedish, is one of the major attractions of the Old Town. The building dominates the historic skyline and its interior is as beautiful as the striking façade. Its powerful structural columns and large French Baroque pulpit are just two of the impressive highlights.
The cathedral is also famous for its collection of historic artifacts and religious treasures. The 15th century wooden statue of Saint George and the Dragon is perhaps the most prized object. It is even rumored to contain genuine bones from the saint himself. Another popular attraction is a replica of the Vadersolstavlan painting from 1632, which is one of the oldest surviving Swedish works of art.
Get some insider informationFor those that love a bit of history, the cathedral offers guided tours. Be taken around by a knowledgeable and entertaining history buff to learn about the fascinating details of this wonderful place of worship. If you are a fan of music, there are concerts held inside on a regular basis. Ask the hotel’s reception for information about concerts that are on during your stay.
When you are exploring the cathedral and the other attractions, such as the Vasa Museum and Royal Palace, you can do so easily from the centrally located Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm. The hotel has excellent transport links making it easy to find your way around.