Parliament Building (Riksdagshuset), Stockholm

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When in the capital city, use the opportunity to visit Parliament Building (Riksdagshuset), admire its architecture and collection of artwork, and learn about Sweden's political life. With a distinctive mix of neoclassical and Baroque styles, the 19th-century parliament building is one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. On the outside it offers great photo opportunities, while a tour of the inside gives you in-depth information about the country's parliamentary history and the way it's governed. Tours are free of charge and are available in English. The schedule depends on the time of year, and you can check it online. It's not necessary to book a tour in advance, but the number of participants is limited, so it's best to arrive early. Using our international travel planner, Stockholm attractions like Parliament Building (Riksdagshuset) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 18, 2017
    A nice crossing between Gamla Stan and Drottninggatan where there is always a hustle and bustle, but not oppressive.
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  • August 18, 2017
    It is a very nice building with a large front lawn where you can sit to rest. Very quiet and great views of the city!
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  • August 17, 2017
    This is a large building where the Swedish legislature meets. There is a street that goes thru the middle of the building. When the legislature is in session tours are not accepted, but stroll thru th...  more »

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