Kungliga Slottet

Location

Stockholm
Sweden
59° 19' 36.2964" N, 18° 4' 18.516" E
SE
General info: 

The official residence of Swedish monarchs is the Stockholm Palace. Originally, it was built in the 13th century as a fortress, but through the ages, it developed into one of the most impressive palaces in the world.

The Royal Palace is located in the Gamla Stan and is one of the must-see attractions of the city. Because it was the centre of political life of the country, the rulers wanted to make it a decent representative of Sweden power and glory. And they surely achieved their plans.

Looking fabulous from the outside and shining in gold in the inside, the Stockholm Palace truly remarkable place and has been like that for ages. In this place, the history of, not just Scandinavia, but the whole Europe was written in the past, which gives this place even more charm.

Getting there: 

This monumental complex consists of halls, churches, city walls and is located in the tourist hotspot, Gamla Stan, which makes it very hard to miss.

Costs: 

The Stockholm Palace is the residence of the Swedish royal family so the entrance to their quarters is forbidden and guarded by the royal guard - Högvakten. However, there are parts that serve as a museum. The entrance fees are more or less same as in other museums.

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