Places of Interest: 11 Breathtaking Points of Interest on Djurgården

Djurgården is an almost fairytale place located directly in Central Stockholm where you will find a great selection of museums, a plenty of walking paths, parks, and beautiful views. It is absolutely possible to explore the island on foot; however, I believe it is a good idea to have some places you want to visit in mind. Otherwise, you could probably keep wandering there forever. This post is exactly what you need to find a few interesting places to guide your explorations of the Djurgården island so let’s get right to it.Read more

Places of Interest: 8 Historic Sites on Skeppsholmen in Stockholm

Skeppsholmen is a fairly small island located directly in the heart of Stockholm overlooking the majestic Royal Palace. While you will not find a tonne of structures on the island, I can virtually guarantee you that Skeppsholmen is well worth a visit. Moreover, the island is another one of those places that, despite being in the city centre, manage to keep their pleasant, tranquil atmosphere, which is so typical of Stockholm.Read more

Maria Magdalena Church: The Oldest Church on Södermalm in Stockholm

In case you were wondering, there are always more churches for you to discover in Stockholm and any one of them will hardly disappoint. While many of them are barely more than a hundred years old, the one I present you in this post has been a part of the city landscape for centuries. Let me introduce you to Maria Magdalena Church (S:ta Maria Magdalena kyrka) on the Södermalm island in Stockholm.Read more

Adolf Fredrik Church: Original 18th-Century Facade and a Long History

A place that had stood in the location long before the arrival of the rush of the modern city. A place that has not only witnessed plentiful changes happening all around but also experienced major changes itself. All of this and much more, that is the Adolf Fredrik Church (Adolf Fredriks kyrka) in Stockholm.Read more

Places of Interest: 10 Places to Visit in Vasastaden in Stockholm

In this episode of Places of interest, I show you some of the most interesting places to see in Stockholm’s Vasastaden district. These places surrounding the iconic library building from the 1920s include popular locations such as Vasaparken and are connected by some of the most well-known boulevards in the Swedish capital, for example, Odengatan and Sankt Eriksgatan.Read more

Rosenbad: Swedish Government Symbol with a Rich History

Places, just like people, evolve over time. We could almost say that they live their own lives. These lives do not last fifty or a hundred years nor can they end in a blink of an eye. While we could go back in time essentially as long as we want to explore a place, we usually only think of a certain, fairly short period of time of which we have a detailed account. My main point is, places have not always been what they are today and the more of their story we know, the better.Read more

Royal College of Music in Stockholm: World’s Most Modern Art College?

My earlier post on 7 places where you can admire modern architecture in Stockholm is one of our most popular ones to date. I believe the structures that you can find in that post are worth getting to know better and for that reason, I bring you the story of one of the latest additions to Stockholm’s landscape. The campus of the Royal College of Music (Kungliga Musikhögskolan) on Valhallavägen is a truly fascinating place.Read more

Stefanskyrkan: The Simple Stone Church in Vanadislunden in Stockholm

Churches in Stockholm are a special category of historic sites all by themselves. You can literally spend days exploring them. Most importantly though, I am quite confident to say that you can do that without ever getting bored. The variety of styles, shapes, construction materials and stories of these places is so great that your biggest issue might be remembering to which church a particular story belongs.Read more

Spökslottet: The Haunted Palace on Drottninggatan in Stockholm

Drottninggatan is one of Stockholm’s most well-known streets. However, there is a part of it which I do not think receives the attention it deserves. The two different worlds you can find on Drottninggatan are separated by Tegnérgatan. One of them is lively, full of people from all around the world seeking entertainment while the other is much calmer, perhaps better capturing the true nature of the city. Read more

Places of Interest: 8 School Palaces to See in Stockholm

In the previous story, I presented you the most interesting ‘school palaces’ in Stockholm. These are monumental school buildings constructed in the late 19th and early 20th century spread across the districts of Södermalm and Norrmalm. Also, they are some of my favourite, and likely most underrated, attractions to see in Stockholm. In this week’s issue of Places of Interest, I, therefore, show you where you can find these beautiful constructions and I hope that you will like them at least as much as I do.Read more