The Royal Palace

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After seeing where the Swedish royals get married, make your way to their official residence, the Royal Palace, or Kungliga Slottet. Surrounded by the sea on two sides, the palace is spectacularly sited, and can be viewed on boat tours of the city’s waterways. Although this is a working palace that hosts numerous official receptions each year, it is also open to the public year-round. In the thirteenth century, a fortress stood on the land where Stockholm’s Royal Palace now lies, and over the years this was transformed into a castle known as Tre Konor, or “three crowns”. In the seventeenth century, various members of the royal family made plans to improve the existing castle, but it wasn’t until 1692–96 that the first part of the new palace – the Baroque-style Northern Row – began to be built by Nicodemus Tessin the Younger (based on designs by his father, Nicodemus Tessin the Elder). In May 1967, much of the old Renaissance castle burnt down in a fire. The newer Northern Row was restored, and over the following century, the remainder of the palace as it stands today was constructed in the style of a Roman palace. Visit the Royal Palace to explore the Royal Apartments, as well as the Treasury, where you can view the Regalia of Sweden (including bejewelled crowns and swords of state), the Tre Konor Museum, which details the history of the original palace, and Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities, where an impressive collection of sculptures make up one of Europe’s oldest museums (open in summer only). Image by giraffew from Pixabay
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  • Kungliga slottet, 107 70 Stockholm, Sweden
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    Standard 100.00 SEK
    Students 50.00 SEK
    Kids 50.00 SEK Under 17
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