Stockholm, one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges and it’s easy to see why the Swedish capital has acquired the nickname “Venice of the north”.
With its 750 year history and rich cultural life, Stockholm offers a wide selection of world-class museums and attractions. Most of the city’s attractions can be reached on foot, and there’s a good chance of experiencing a lot of things in a short time.
Stockholm is divided into many distinctive neighborhoods and quarters each with their own unique character.
Stockholm may be known as ‘the Ice Queen’, but in reality it is a city of amazing, lively streets, trendsetting styles, hot fusion cuisine and stimulating, creative museums.
Is the city of contrasts. Trends in music, design, fashion, and technology are born here, and innovations that spread worldwide are invented here. Trendy bars and world-class restaurants are shoulder-to-shoulder with historic cafes and cozy neighborhood pubs.
The city is home to some of Europe’s top ranking universities, such as the Stockholm School of Economics, Karolinska Institute and KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
The Stockholm metro, opened in 1950, is well known for the decor of its stations; it has been called the longest art gallery in the world.
Take a stroll around Gamla Stan, one of the best-preserved mediaeval quarters in Europe, dating from 1252. Winding alleyways and narrow cobbled streets, ochre-colored houses with vaulted cellars dug deep into the earth, tasteful cafes and little shops – all inviting the visitor to take a stroll through history, right in the heart of the city.
Then visit the Royal Opera House and the Kungliga Slottet (Royal Palace).
Stockholm Palace is the official residence and principal workplace of the Swedish monarch, while Drottningholm Palace, a World Heritage Site on the outskirts of Stockholm, serves as the Royal Family’s private residence.
Ekoparken, the first National City Park in the world, is a green space that breathes for the city.
Stockholm’s City Hall is a landmark among the attractions and sights in the Capital of Sweden and well worth a visit. During the guided tour of Stockholm’s City Hall you will visit the famous Blue and Golden Halls where the Nobel ceremony and ball take place every 10th of December in Stockholm.
The building is made from around 8 million decorated bricks, and garnished with spires, domes and minarets of green-tinged copper. he City Hall is open to the public through guided tours only. During the same period, you can also climb up inside the tower and enjoy a fantastic view over the city. The 106-meter tall tower has the three crowns, which is the Swedish national coat of arms, at its apex. The City Hall was designed by architect Ragnar Östberg.
Finally take a boat along the canals of the Venice of the North, or set sail for the archipelago to explore some of the 30,000 little gems, the islands of the Baltic.
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