St Matthew’s Church: The Gem Hidden Among Colourful Vasastan Facades

If you could walk the streets of Stockholm some 120 years ago, what you would see would be greatly different from the city we know today. Sure, the historical city centre is way more than a century old but the residential areas where most of the people spend their days were largely built during the 20th century.Read more

The Guide to School Buildings Worth Seeing in Stockholm [17 Places]

Schools. Most of us attended a few of them in our lifetime. Many of us still visit one, or perhaps even several of them, regularly, and almost everyone is likely to know a school in their neighbourhood. In Stockholm, but also in Sweden in general, schools are often more than just educational institutions. Many school buildings are so impressive that even if you have never been inside, they can enrich your everyday life or at least your visit to the city.Read more

Royal Djurgården: History and Tips to Enjoy Stockholm’s Green Oasis

Few places in Stockholm are so special and as characteristic of the city as the one we explore in this post. Stockholm’s unique geography is what sets it apart from most other cities in many aspects but one of its islands is particularly impressive. It is a royal place where even you and I can enjoy world-class museums, exquisite architecture and, most importantly, wonderful nature directly in the heart of the Swedish capital.Read more

Places of Interest: 7 Examples of Turn-Of-The-Century Architecture

Turn-of-the-century architecture is well-known as for its elegant shapes, rich and detailed décor, as well as exclusive materials. Often combined with wide boulevards or impressive squares, these places enchant large European cities like few others. While in the previous episode of Places of Interest I introduced you to the most beautiful residential buildings from the period, this time, we explore Stockholm’s public architecture from the late 19th and early 20th century.Read more

Guide To Royal Places in Stockholm [11 Places]

From the Royal Palace of Stockholm and the Stockholm Cathedral that laid the foundation of the royal presence in Stockholm to the beloved 18th-century residence of Gustav III at Haga Park. In this guide, you will find all of the most impressive places in Stockholm whose stories are closely related to the Swedish kings and princes. Read more

Strandvägen in Stockholm: The Home of Unmatched Lavish Architecture

Strandvägen literally translates to ’The Beach Road’. Just like there are many beaches in Sweden, there are many beach roads and many streets carrying the name Strandvägen. One of them is unlike all the others, though. The world-famous Strandvägen boulevard in Central Stockholm was meant to be unmatched by any other street in Europe. Did it succeed?…Read more

Places of Interest: 19th & Early-20th Century Architecture in Stockholm

European capitals have evolved over many centuries, in some cases even millennia. It is interesting to notice, though, that some eras were more prosperous than others, that some periods produced more art masterpieces and more legendary individuals than others. I believe that every architecture aficionado will tell you that buildings from the late 19th and the turn of the 20th century belong to the most beautiful these cities can offer.Read more

Stockholm Cathedral: The 700-Year-Old Witness of Stockholm’s Existence

If places could talk, it would likely be this 700-year-old church that could tell you the most impressive stories concerning Stockholm. It has seen dozens of kings come and go, thousands of idols grow up and die. It has witnessed the rise of the Swedish capital from a medieval settlement to world dominance. It was here that kings were coronated, princes and princesses got married. Let’s explore Stockholm Cathedral (Storkyrkan).Read more

Places of Interest: 10 Unusual Sights in the White Mountains, Södermalm

In this week’s issue of places of interest, I bring you ten of the most interesting attractions you can find in the area known as White Mountains (Vita Bergen) located in the south-eastern part of Södermalm. The area has been protected as a cultural preserve since 1956 and as such presents a beautiful, nostalgic view of the past.Read more

Von Rosen Palace: Two Distinct Facades, One Noble Stockholm Residence

When talking about private palaces in Stockholm, we usually think of the monumental facades of the noble residences from the 17th century, their rich décor, high ceilings, and spacious interiors. However, such residences used to be built even long after the end of the era of the Swedish Empire.Read more