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The Royal Palace
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The Royal Palace

Welcome to one of the largest palaces in Europe! The Royal Palace is the official residence of His Majesty the King of Sweden, with over 600 rooms.

The Palace is open to the public and offers no less than five museums. The Palace was largely built during the eighteenth century in the Italian Baroque style, on the spot where the “Tre Kronor” castle burned down in 1697. Visit the reception rooms with splendid interiors from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Rikssalen (the Hall of State) with Queen Kristina’s silver throne, and Ordenssalarna (Halls of the Orders of Chivalry). You can also see Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities, the Tre Kronor Museum and the Treasury. The Royal Palace also contains the Armory, with royal costumes and armor, as well as coronation carriages and magnificent coaches from the Royal Stable.

Make sure not to miss the parade of soldiers and the daily changing of the guard. Read more about the Royal Guards on www.forsvarsmakten.se/en/Organisation/The-Royal-Guards/

Comments (2)
Adrianna Dallas, TX 8/17/2012 6:30 PM
Gorgeous interior & rich history

I strongly recommend going on a guided tour. Our guide was funny and shared anecdotes about the past and present royal families that really brought the space to life. I spent about an hour in the interior because I was on a tight schedule, but I think I could have easily spent more time there. An especially enjoyable visit if you're interested in 16th-20th century art (murals, timepieces, paintings, furniture, etc.). As a side note, I also visited Drottningholm Palace, which I also enjoyed. As far as grandness of decor, I would say that the Royal Palace has the advantage while Drottningholm has a more picturesque exterior, gardens, and surroundings.

Leah Athens,Greece 1/3/2012 12:16 PM
REAL BEAUTY!

It's way better than the Buckingham palace.

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The Royal Palace The Palace is open to the public and offers no less than five museums. The Palace was largely built during the eighteenth century in the Italian Baroque style, on the spot where the “Tre Kronor” castle burned down in 1697. Visit the reception rooms with splendid interiors from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Rikssalen (the Hall of State) with Queen Kristina’s silver throne, and Ordenssalarna (Halls of the Orders of Chivalry). You can also see Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities, the Tre Kronor Museum and the Treasury. The Royal Palace also contains the Armory, with royal costumes and armor, as well as coronation carriages and magnificent coaches from the Royal Stable. Make sure not to miss the parade of soldiers and the daily changing of the guard. Read more about the Royal Guards on www.forsvarsmakten.se/en/Organisation/The-Royal-Guards/
59.3265818.07157
Gamla stan Sweden
Telephone number: +46(0)8-402 61 30
Website URL: www.kungahuset.se
Price:
Adults: SEK 150
Children (7-18 yrs): SEK 75

The ticket gives you access to the reception rooms, The Treasury and Museum Tre Kronor.
Free admissionwith the Stockholm Card Buy the Stockholm Card

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