Be awestruck by Stockholm’s Royal Home
Nestled in the heart of Gamla Stan, the picturesque old town of Stockholm, stands the majestic Royal Palace. Servicing as the official residence of the Swedish royal family, the palace is one of the largest in Europe. When you visit you can explore many of its 600 rooms, five museums and witness the fascinating changing of the guards. In addition, the palace is home to most of the monarchy’s official receptions. This, in combination with being open for visitor’s year-round, makes it unique among Europe’s royal residences, and is an attraction not to be missed when in the Swedish capital. You can buy your tickets online before visiting the palace.
Experience a historic symbol of the cityOnce you step inside this marvelous landmark, consisting of 600 rooms spread across seven floors, you enter a majestic world. Originally, the palace was made out of wood but in 1697 it was lost in a devastating fire. In the 18th century, construction of the Royal Palace as it stands today, was completed. Architect Nicodemus Tessin was the mastermind behind the Baroque style architecture, which gets its shape from Roman palaces of old. You can either explore the rooms on your own or go on guided tours.
Enjoy fantastic collectionsIn addition to the stately rooms, lavish interiors and grandiose halls, the Royal Palace is home to three fascinating museums; the Treasury, Tre Kronor Museum and Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities. In the Treasury you will find the state regalia, the monarchy’s most important symbols. At Tre Kronor you can learn more about the wooden palace that was lost in the fire in 1697. Sweden’s oldest public art museum awaits you at Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities, where children and adults alike can enjoy the collections. There, you can see traditional royal costumes and armor, as well as magnificent coronation carriages and coaches from the royal stable.
After a day at the Royal Palace you can sleep like a king at the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Stockholm. Its location in the city center offers quick and easy access to this iconic building and other attractions.