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Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan), Stockholm

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Home to the burial ground of the Swedish monarchs, Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan) represents one of the oldest buildings in the capital city and is used to this day for commemorative burials (although the congregation dissolved in 1807). The church was originally built in the 13th century as a monastery, but was closed and transformed into a Protestant church following the Protestant Reformation. Of particular interest are the coats of arms of passed knights of The Order of Seraphim that hang from the church walls. Before you head to Stockholm, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Stockholm holiday planner, to make sure you see all that Stockholm has to offer, including Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan).
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  • Visit as a private individual on July 15, 2016, around 11:00. Admission fees, 50 SEK (attention to the opening to the public restricted during off-season or on holidays!). Among the oldest in the capital, this building (1270 - 1846/58), style (original and dominant) Gothic with later additions of inspiration so that baroque renaissance, is nevertheless worth especially by its historical interest, both for the history of the Sweden (as well as its monarchy: necropolis of the Kings, Queens, princes and princesses) and Europe. It is located on the small island of Riddarholmen and its delicate and slender spire is one of the symbols of the city. Tourists from France, to see the chapel with the sarcophagus in porphyry of the founder of the current dynasty, the French Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of the empire. The coats of arms of the Knights of the royal order of the Seraphim lining several parts of the walls are also exposed. Sheets laminated (with plans and explanations in the language of Molière) are available to better understand and appreciate the richness and the special atmosphere of this beautiful building, old Catholic monastic church became Protestant (Lutheran). Tours are in English only.
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  • I would say it was one of the few things that kept us in Stockholm for about 3/4 hours (includes lunch). Beautiful little church from outside like so many, but how many (outside Italy) surcharge. We preferred to go for the ride into the old town.
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  • This is a perfect spot, just located on a small island of it's own easily reached by a bridge just between the Old Town and the Central Station of Stockholm ! 
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  • The island and church are definitely worth at least a little of your time while in Stockholm. Beautiful architecture and nice views.
  • Just a church you can see the tower from anywhere one you are in Gamla Stan. It is located in Ridderholmen island in the and is part of Gamla Stan
  • Just church ..and it's famous in Stockholm and you can see a sea its near from church
  • As a native of Lützen a "have to do" for Stockholm visiting. Ther is the sarcophagus of Gustavus II Adophus. The King who was killed in the battle of Lützen on 6th November 1632.
  • Probably one of the most overlooked attractions of Stockholm. Many royal tombs. A must.