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

Places of Interest: 10 Stunning Buildings at Lärkstaden in Stockholm

One of the greatest things about visiting and living in Stockholm is how many different faces the city has. Sure, there is something that connects all the unique parts of the city but distinct areas and districts still manage to keep their uniqueness and surprise their visitors with original architecture, landscapes, or atmosphere. In this episode of Places of Interest, we look at an informal area located in the north-western part of the Östermalm district known as Lärkstaden.Read more

Engelbrekt Church: The Dominant Church in Östermalm in Stockholm

On the streets located in and around the north-western parts of the Stockholm’s Östermalm district, there are a plenty of notable examples of beautiful Swedish architecture from around the turn of the 20th century. The red-brick facades in the area create a unique environment that gives an exclusive impression to its visitors. In this post, we look at another remarkable structure standing in the neighbourhood, namely the Engelbrekt Church. Read more

Stockholm Campus of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

The Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan) in Stockholm belongs to the oldest and most traditional educational institutions in Sweden, especially in its field. While the main campus of the university, known simply as KTH, today accommodates only a relatively small part of the students and staff, it is a beautiful place to visit, which resembles traditional university environments from places such as the United Kingdom or from across the Atlantic Ocean.Read more