Archive for May, 2016

Stockholm – Where to go

Stockholm, Sweden capital is the city that have a lot of attractions for turists. Number one of the places you have to visit is famous Vasa Museum or “Vasamuseet” in swedish. Just take into account that the Vasa Museum will be closed for reconstruction between 18 March and 30 April. On Wednesday 1 May it will open again to reveal a reconstructed and expanded museum.

King Carl XVI Gustaf inaugurated the museum on 15 June 1990 and since that it becomes one of the most populat museum in Sweden. It’s adress is Galärvarvsvägen 14. You can reach the museum by taking bus line 47 or 69 from Central Station in Stockholm or by using the Djurgarden ferry. There is a parking area there. Opening hours are 8:30 am – 6 pm. September 1 – May 31 opening hours are 10 am – 5 pm (during this time, it is open on Wednesdays 10 am – 8 pm.) Also you may get admission discounts with the Stockholm City Card.

Also Stockholm Palace is great for visit. The Royal Palace of Stockholm provides the global city with a crown jewel landmark. It’s location is prime, right in the heart of Gamla Stan (the old town). It was built from 1697 to 1760, the impressive main facade is one of the most familiar symbols in Sweden. Incredibly, the home of the Swedish royal family has more than 600 rooms.

Stockholm City Hall is a popular tourist attraction for the architecture, a beautiful example of Nordic National Romantic style.It is placed on the idyllic Lake Malaren’s Kungsholmen island is idyllic.

Stockholm’s Great Church, or Storkyrkan, is a perfect example of the city’s and indeed Sweden’s unique architectural legacy. It was built in Brick Gothic style, the Gamla Stan 13th century landmark sits next to the Royal Palace, amid some of the best points of interest in Stockholm.

The national treasure, Swedish Museum of Natural History which takes you back to the early 18th century. Together with a Gothenburg equivalent, the Stockholm facility is a veritable history lesson on Sweden and Nordic Europe and features a planetarium and IMAX cinema.

Nordiska Museet is focused on the sociology and ethnography of Sweden, the Nordic Museum is where visitors go to complete their formal education on the vast cultural landscape of the country. On the central island of Djurgarden, the magnificent museum is well worth a few hours of your time.

The Skogskyrkogarden is as much a treasure trove of architecture and native design that blends seamlessly with the natural environment as it is a cemetery.

Riddarholmen Church is one of the most senior landmarks in Sweden, the Riddarholmen Church is close to the Royal Palace on the Stockholm island of the same name. With roots in the 13th century, the Riddarholmen’s unmistakable grand cast iron spire was built much later, in the 19th century.

Drottningholm Palace is a private residence of the Swedish monarchy is a beautiful palace on the island of Lovon on the periphery of Stockholm proper. Built in the 16th century, Drottningholm Palace is actually one of several private homes of the royal family but perhaps the most popular with visitors. The grand estate and gardens combine to form a notable UNESCO World Heritage Site.