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Parliament Building (Riksdagshuset), Stockholm

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Government Building Tourist Spot
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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  • A real most go. The parliament is located close to the old town and allows for beautiful pictures for far and close up.  more »
  • No public access, but this is definately worth wandering to. The courtyard is open to the public so stroll on in and enjoy the old world buildings  more »
  • Packed with tourists, but it is worth a visit! Not only the building itself is amazing with its architecture and location, but also the surroundings give you a nice vibe, for local and international t...  more »

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