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Stockholm – Sweden Travel Guide
Stockholm – Sweden Attractions, Travel Guide, Tourism, Vacation

The Stockholm Card (Stockholmskortet) offers free public transport within Stockholm, free sightseeing by boat, free admission to 80 museums and attractions, free city guided tours, free bike tours, and other special offers and benefits. You can buy the pass at tourist centres, at the City Hall and at hotels, youth hostels and kiosks throughout the city. The Stockholm Card is available for 1, 2, 3 or 5 days.

Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL) offers one, three and seven-day travelcards for Greater Stockholm. These cards are available from SL Centres at several metro stations, in the lower hall at the Central Station and in the ticket halls of T-centralen station at Sergels Torg.

Kungliga Slottet (Royal Palace)

Situated in the heart of Stockholm, (also home to the endlessly wanderable Gamla Stad, or Old Town), the Royal Palace is the official residence of the monarchs of Sweden and the chief venue for official state events. With 608 rooms, it is among the largest surviving palaces in Europe. The present glorious baroque edifice is the work of Nicodemus Tessin the Younger, from a 1692 design, however, parts of the older medieval Castle of Three Crowns still survive. Attractions include the Banqueting Apartments, the Apartments of the Orders of Chivalry, the Hall of State, the Royal Treasury, Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities and the Royal Chapel. The changing of the guard at the palace is as much of a spectacle in Stockholm as it is in London.
Opening Times: Tues-Sun 1200-1500 (2-6 Jan, 1 Feb-14 May and 15 Sept-30 Dec); Daily 1000-1600 (15-31 May and 1-14 Sept); Daily 1000-1700 (1 Jun-31 Aug).
Admission Fees: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Unesco: No
Address: Slottsbacken, Stockholm, Sweden


The largest art gallery in the country, the Nationalmuseum is somewhere to come and lose yourself in the country's superb collection of works from the medieval period to the 20th century. There are tens of thousands of different decorative pieces on show, but as is often the case with these kinds of galleries, the biggest draw tends to be the household-name artists, who in this case — thanks to the likes of Rembrandt, Goya and Rubens — are here in abundance.
Opening Times: 1100-2000 Tues &Thurs, 1100-1700 Weds & Fri-Sun (Sep-May); 1100-2000 Tues, 1100-1700 Weds-Sun (Jun-Aug).
Admission Fees: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Unesco: No
Address: Södra Blasieholmshamnen, Stockholm, Sweden

Stadshuset (City Hall)

Voted by the Swedes as the country's finest building, Stockholm's City Hall was begun in 1911, according to an art nouveau design by Ragnar Östberg. It may outwardly look more like a church, but its interior has grand civic apartments, including the Golden Hall with its glass and gold mosaics, while its tower — topped with Sweden's three-crown emblem — gives a sweeping panorama of Stockholm. The building's Blue Hall (which is actually red) is the venue for the annual Nobel Prize banquet. Visitors need to join one of the scheduled tours to see the interior, although access to the tower is unrestricted during opening hours.
Opening Times: Daily 1000-1200 for guided tours of the interior, with extra tours in July and Aug; daily 0900-1700 (Jun-Aug), 1000-1600 (Sept) for access to the tower.
Admission Fees: Yes
Disabled Access: No
Unesco: No
Address: Hantverkargatan 1, Stockholm, Sweden

Globen (Stockholm Globe)

A vast sporting and events arena, the Stockholm Globe has the dubious but nonetheless impressive honour of being the world's largest spherical building, at 85m (279ft) high and 110m (361ft) wide. As well as hosting major sporting contests, it also houses restaurants, bars and a shopping complex. Event schedule aside, the attraction of most interest to visitors is SkyView, a glass gondola which carries passengers up the outside of the building's shell.
Opening Times: Mon-Sat 1000-1600 (summer).
Admission Fees: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Unesco: No
Address: Globentorget 2, Stockholm, Sweden
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