Top five visitor attractions in Stockholm
The beautiful Swedish capital city, Stockholm, is among the most visited urban travel destinations of the country. The largest city of Sweden is very attractive among visitors due to its amazing landmarks. In the followings I will present you the top five visitor attractions in Stockholm. The attractiveness of the city is raised by the fact that Stockholm was built on fourteen islands.
The best visitor attractions of the capital city are the following: Stockholm Cathedral, the magnificent City Hall, Stockholm Palace, Stortorget Square and the Riddalholmen Church. If you think Stockholm might be interesting for you, I suggest you not to miss it. It will surely be an unforgettable experience.
Just like the Royal Palace (Stockholm Palace), the Stortorget Square and the Riddalholmen Church, Stockholm Cathedral is also located in the Old Town of Stockholm named Gamla stan. It is situated on one of the fourteen islands, Stadsholmen. Further three smaller islands also make part of the Old Town. Stockholm Cathedral is one of the most significant jewels of Swedish Brick Gothic architecture. It is named Sankt Nikolai kyrka and it is the oldest religious building in the Old Town. The cathedral is a major visitor attraction of the city, housing a fantastic wooden statue which depicts Saint George and the Dragon.
The City Hall
Situated on the island of Kungsholmen, the beautiful City Hall of Stockholm is another famous landmark of the city. It was built in National Romantic style between 1911 and 1923. The building is home to numerous conference rooms, offices and ceremonial halls, not to mention the luxurious and famous restaurant named Stadshuskällaren. The City Hall is a very popular visitor attraction of the city.
As I already mentioned it, the wonderful Stockholm Palace can be found in the Old Town, on Stadsholmen island. It is one of the most representative and most visited tourist attractions of the city. The beautiful Baroque building is a major landmark of Stockholm. Built between 1697 and 1760, the palace is the royal residence of the Swedish Monarch. The palace includes over 1400 rooms, being one of the world’s largest royal palaces. The palace is open for visitors: between the 16th of September and 22nd of February from Tuesday to Sunday, from 12:00 until 16:00 and between the 15th of May and 15thof September: daily from 10:00 until 17:00. (February 2013)
The oldest square of the capital city, Stortorget Square is a small square of the Old Town. It used to be the historic centre of the city and today attracts thousands of visitors every year. The square is dominated by magnificent buildings and streets. There are also some annual events held here, including the Christmas market and different performances.
Another religious building of the city is the popular and beautiful Riddalholmen Church. It is also situated at Gamla stan. The astonishing church is the burial place of the Swedish monarchs. As one of the oldest buildings of the city, the church is also a major visitor attraction. The church can be visited between the 15th of May and the 15th of September: daily from 10:00 and 17:00. It is closed between the 16th of September and the 14th of May. (February 2013)