St. John’s Church in Stockholm: Built After Centuries of Planning

St. John’s Church (Sankt Johannes kyrka) is one of those places that you might easily miss when strolling the major streets of Stockholm. It would be a great shame if you did not get to know this monumental building. Once you get to see it, I hope you will understand why.Read more

Places of Interest: Top 10 Waterfront Promenades to See in Stockholm

There are very few things so typical of Stockholm as its location on the water and countless docks and canals spread throughout the city. In this episode of Places of Interest, I show you my favourites where you can enjoy a nice walk year-round or spend some enjoyable time in one of the cafés with stunning views of the surrounding islands and boats which belong to the Swedish capital as much as the water itself.Read more

Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde: Sweden’s Most Beautiful Art Museum

Former royal residences serve varying functions in modern cities. A few of them are still inhabited by members of the world’s royal families. Others are used for representative purposes or house government organisations. It is quite rare, though, that their modern-day purpose is as in sync with the original owner’s vision as Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde on Djurgården in Stockholm.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