Discover spectacular Storkyrkan
In Stockholm’s Old Town stands Storkyrkan, meaning the “Big Church”, in between the Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum. Here, you can marvel the magnificent architecture, attend a service, enjoy one of the many concerts or just find a little peace in the middle of a busy day. There are free guided tours available in Swedish, English, French, Latvian and Russian as well as bilingual morning prayers every weekday. If you are planning a visit, make sure to check out Storkyrkan’s website for updated information and opening hours. Entrance to the church is also included in the Stockholm Pass.
Experience a center of Swedish historyOfficially the church is named Church of St. Nicholas and serves as the mother church in Stockholm, with documents stating its existence dated to 1279. Storkyrkan is filled to the brim with amazing architecture, intricate ornaments and unique objects such as the large oak statue depicting St. George and the Dragon. You can also see the stunning Vädersolstavlan, depicting Stockholm as it looked during the 15th century, and the sculpture “Joseph and Mary” created by Lena Lervik in 2002. Join a free guided tour to learn more about its history and the role it has played in hosting some of the most important events and milestones in Swedish history.
Filled with lifeStorkyrkan continues to be an important part of Stockholm today, and is regularly hosting concerts and other performances with various artists and music. The church was previously used in coronations of the King of Sweden, but now serves as the venue for royal weddings and christenings. In addition, Storkyrkan regularly holds services.
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