There are many historical, architectural and cultural sights in the center of Stockholm and its environs. When going on a trip, you should carefully plan the route in order to have time to visit as many interesting places as possible. Only in the Vasa Museum you can walk for several hours, and in the Skansen you can even spend the whole day.
In the old town of Gamla Stan there is the Royal Palace, many beautiful churches, picturesque streets, shops, restaurants and cafes. Adjacent to the palace are the Armory and the Treasury. However, most of all the attention of tourists is attracted by the daily changing of the guard – a breathtaking sight. In addition, the Nobel Museum and the Knight’s House are located in this part of the city.
Old interesting houses of the 18th-20th centuries can be seen on the banks of the Norrmalm district, the islands of Södermalm and Kungsholmen.
According to simplyyellowpages, Skeppsholmen Island is famous for its many museums: here is the Museum of Modern Art with one of the best collections of the 20th century, as well as the Architectural Museumlocated in the same building. In addition, it is worth visiting one of the exhibitions of the association “Swedish Form” or the East Asian Museum on the island. On the adjacent island of Blasieholmen is the National Museum with a first-class collection of Scandinavian and European painting and sculpture, as well as a permanent exhibition of Swedish design.
The park island of Royal Djurgården is a storehouse of attractions and good mood for the whole family. Here is the ethnographic open-air museum Skansen with the famous miniature of historical Sweden. Also of interest is the Vasa Museum with the royal warship and the favorite museum for the most important tourists – Junibacken – the world of fairy tales by children’s writer Astrid Lindgren. In the former private palaces of the island, two wonderful art museums are now located – the Tiel Gallery and the Waldemarsudde of Prince Eugene. Both are famous for their collections of Northern European paintings and sculptures from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Another museum, the Northern one, is dedicated to the culture and history of Northern Europe.
Not so long ago, a beautiful panoramic platform was opened in the capital, which is located in the so-called “Eriksson Ball” – a giant spherical structure in the southern part of Stockholm (an indoor sports and entertainment complex). The SkyView attraction lifts tourists to the very top of the ball (130 m) in a spherical glass gondola. The trip takes 20 minutes, the gondola can accommodate 16 people. Address: st. Metro Globen, from where SkyView is just a few minutes walk.
There are three strikingly beautiful places in the vicinity of Stockholm, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. These are the Skugschurkugården cemetery with interesting modernist landscape architecture; the residence of the Swedish royal family Drottningholm Palace with a park and the palace theater “North Versailles”; as well as the ancient Viking settlement of Birka on the island of Björkö.
Also of interest are the Millesgården Sculpture Park and Museum, which is located in a charming corner on the island of Lidingeji, and the 18th century parks Hagaparken, Albano and Frescati.
7 things to do in Stockholm
- Pet the “Boy Looking at the Moon” to be sure to return to this fabulous city.
- Ask for a light from the Swedish poet Nils Ferlin, or rather, from his bronze statue on the street. Clarabergsgatan.
- Walk along the narrowest street in Stockholm – Morten Trotzig Lane.
- Find Carlson’s house.
- Explore the Stockholm subway and find the most beautiful stations.
- Admire the city from the water.
- Try fried herring with lingonberry sauce or smoked salmon.
Entertainment is Stureplan: discos, nightclubs, cafes, restaurants, eateries, the most fashionable residents of Stockholm, the eternal holiday of students and bohemians. You can have a good lunch or dinner at East and Sturecompagniet, and at night be sure to drop by Hell’s Kitchen, Hotellet, Push, Le Bon Palais, The Spy Bar or White Room. As a rule, the largest and “persistent” clubs are open until 5:00, while most close earlier.
An original monument in honor of the Swedish jazz singer Monika Zetterlund appeared in the Vasastan district of Stockholm. The monument is a large wooden bench installed in the park, which bears the name of the singer and is located at the intersection of Roslagsgatan and Surbrunnsgatan streets. As soon as a passer-by sits down on a bench, it starts playing the recordings of Monika Zetterlund. The repertoire is enough for an hour.
The Vasastan district is located to the north of the central part of Stockholm and was still little known to tourists, despite the abundance of good restaurants, designer shops and the fact that Carlson lived here, according to Astrid Lindgren’s idea.
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