Strömsborg: Stockholm’s Smallest and Most Overlooked Island

Naturally, we tend to know places we see more often better than those that do not cross our sight frequently. However, it is also true that some places we might pass around almost daily, never really catch our attention enough for us to give them a second thought. The place that I tell you about in this post might easily fall into this category despite its central location in the Swedish capital. Some have even gone as far as to suggest that it is the least known of all islands forming the city of Stockholm.Read more

Kungsholms Church: One of the Oldest Central Plan Churches in Sweden

Just like essentially every part of Stockholm, the Kungsholmen island features a unique urban environment with some typical residential houses and numerous monumental public buildings. Some of these, such as Stockholm City Hall and Stockholm Court House, which I have already covered on our blog, are recognised even internationally for their ingenious architecture. In this post, though, we look at a building that has stood on the island long before the aforementioned ones.Read more

Places of Interest: 17th-Century Architecture in Stockholm’s Old Town

After I have shown you the most beautiful buildings from the 17th century in different parts of Stockholm in the previous two episodes of our series Places of Interest, now is the time to visit the most glorious of all historical areas in the Swedish capital. In this post, you will discover the prettiest and most monumental places there are to see in Stockholm’s Old Town that were built during the country’s most prosperous era.Read more

Tessin Palace: A Peek Into the Architect’s Mind

Walking through the historical streets of Stockholm, you can admire architectural masterpieces created by the country’s best architects of corresponding eras. There have been few people, however, who influenced the city landscape as much as Nicodemus Tessin the Younger. Although Tessin created several of the most remarkable and famous buildings in the Swedish capital, there is only one that gives us a true peek into the brilliant artist’s mind.Read more

Places of Interest: 17th-Century Architecture Surrounding the Old Town

Historical architecture is one of the best reasons for visiting major cities around the globe. In the previous episode of our weekly series Places of Interest, I showed you Stockholm’s most beautiful buildings built during the 17th century that are located outside of the historical city centre. This time, we look at six of those that sit right at the edge of the Old Town (Gamla stan).Read more

Stockholm Observatory: The First Scientific Institution in Stockholm

Science has long been an important element of life in Sweden and, therefore, the country’s capital features a large selection of historical places where experts from different fields have been developing their ideas from the early days. In this post, we look at one of the first important scientific institutions established in Stockholm.Read more

St James’ Church: The Historic Site Dominating Southern Norrmalm

When you find yourself at the southern edge of the Norrmalm district overlooking such monumental places like the Royal Palace, the House of the Swedish Parliament, and the Royal Swedish Opera there is one place that is hard to miss even in this scenery. Thanks to its prominent location the Saint James’ Church with its bright-red façade dominates the entire area. Since it has been in its place for much longer than most of the surrounding buildings, it also has an interesting story to tell.Read more

Places of Interest: 17th-Century Architecture Outside of the Old Town

The 17th century was an exciting era for the city of Stockholm and there is certainly a plenty of heritage left behind after those who lived there that we can admire today. I have written several posts on wonderful places built during the era that you can read on our blog but there are still more to explore. Therefore, in this episode of our series Places of Interest as well as in a couple of following ones, I am going to point you to numerous places all across the Swedish capital that were built in the 1600s.Read more

Royal Swedish Opera: The Institution Founded by an Art-Loving King

Performing arts are and have long been an integral part of life in major cities around the globe. In its early days, every form of art had to be supported by either a large enough part of society or a few important individuals such as aristocrats and royals to catch on. In Sweden, one such individual was King Gustav III who is to thank for establishing several major artistic institutions in the country including the Royal Swedish Opera whose story we look at in this post.Read more

The Diplomatic City: the Neighbourhood Filled with Exclusive Villas

The Östermalm district in Stockholm is formed by many beautiful neighbourhoods that make a visit to this area a delightful experience. It is also why we cover this district extensively at Trevl so that you do not miss any interesting corner of the district made famous worldwide especially by its exclusive water-front promenade Strandvägen. In this post, I tell you the story of a neighbourhood located right next to this popular boulevard.Read more