Places of Interest: 3 Architectural Masterpieces on Kastellholmen

Residing just across the bay from the Royal Palace, Kastellholmen is a small island but offers a number of interesting historical places connected to its military history to visit as well as nice views of the surrounding areas of Stockholm.Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Churches in Stockholm [19 Places]

Explore the most impressive of churches located in Stockholm through stories, photos, and more in this ultimate guide.Read more

Lindhagen: One of the Most Modern Waterfront Areas in Stockholm

Modern architecture, sea views, waterfront promenades, and proximity to greenery, as well as historic sites, all in one place. Too good to be true? Perhaps not quite. Keep reading and discover why you should visit the area of Stockholm colloquially known as Lindhagen.Read more

Places of Interest: 6 Places on and near Helgeandsholmen Island

Helgeandsholmen, the small island located in the heart of Stockholm just across the bridge from the monumental Royal Palace, is dominated by the building complex of the Swedish Parliament House. However, the early-20th-century Parliament House is not all there is to find on the Helgeandsholmen island and although it might be hard to believe it at first, it is not large enough to house all of the operations of the Riksdag. Read more

Arvfurstens Palace: Admired Royal Residence in the Heart of Stockholm

Only a few dozen metres from the Swedish House of Parliament (Riksdagshuset) and not much further from the Royal Palace itself, stands a massive yellow palace which once mirrored the famous opera house built by King of Sweden Gustav III. It is known as the Arvfurstens Palace (Arvfurstens palats) and in the following paragraphs, we explore its story from the very beginning until modern days.Read more

Places of Interest: The Most Interesting Statues in Central Stockholm

Some time ago, I wrote a post on public statues in Sweden and especially their long absence in the country. I have also mentioned that while there were literally no public statues displayed in Sweden before the late 18th century, the following two centuries were times during which Swedish artists created an abundant collection of creative sculptures in the major, as well as smaller, cities around the Nordic country.Read more

Places of Interest: 7 Bridges in the Old Town (Gamla stan) of Stockholm

Stockholm is well known as the city on the water, some even call it the ‘Venice of the North.’ It is only logical then, that the individual islands forming the Swedish capital are connected by many interesting and unique bridges. In this issue of our weekly series Places of Interest, I help you explore the stories behind the bridges that connect the Old Town (Gamla Stan) of Stockholm.Read more

Hedvig Eleonora Church: Stockholm’s Unique Octagonal Site in Östermalm

Historically, the constructions of major buildings that were meant to change the character of a city landscape often came with a set of difficult challenges. In this post, I present you a place in Stockholm that was under construction for astounding 68 years before it was finally unveiled, still not quite completed.Read more

Maritime Museum in Stockholm: Remembering Sweden’s Naval History

When you decide to take a walk around the northern shores of the Djurgårdsbrunnsviken bay in Stockholm, you will soon find yourself at Museiparken, an area filled with museums. Likely the most notable structure there, and the first one you will see when arriving from the city centre, is the unique building of the Maritime Museum (Sjöhistoriska museet) that we discover in this post.Read more

Places of Interest: Top 10 Historical Portals in Stockholm’s Old Town

The Old Town of Stockholm (Gamla stan) is a place that no visitor to the beautiful Swedish capital should miss. This is the place where you can easily imagine how people, including nobles and royals, lived there centuries ago. While exploring some of the greatest historical palaces and cosiest cafés and restaurants in town, you might want to discover other, subtler elements complementing the atmosphere.Read more