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Riddarholmen, Stockholm

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Riddarholmen is a small islet in central Stockholm, Sweden. The island forms part of Gamla Stan, the old town, and houses a number of private palaces dating from the 17th century. The main landmark is the church Riddarholmskyrkan, the royal burial church since the 17th century and where a number of Swedish monarchs lie buried.The western end of the island gives a magnificent panoramic and photogenic view of the bay Riddarfjärden, often used by TV journalists with Stockholm City Hall in the background. A statue of Birger Jarl, traditionally considered the founder of Stockholm, stands a pillar in front of the Bonde Palace, north of Riddarholmskyrkan.Other notable buildings include the Old Parliament Building in the south-eastern corner, the Old National Archive on the eastern shore, and the so-called Norstedt Building, the old printing house of the publisher Norstedts, the tower roof of which is a well-known silhouette on the city's skyline.PalacesWhile the church dates back to the Middle Ages, most of the present structures on Riddarholmen were built during the 17th century when the island was an aristocratic setting that gave the islet its present name. Three of the palaces are gathered around the central public square, Birger Jarls Torg centred on the 19th-century statue of Birger Jarl: The Wrangel Palace on the west side, the most impressive, incorporates a medieval defensive tower and a portal designed by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder; the Stenbock and Hessenstein Palaces on the east side are less elaborate. North of the square, the two 19th-century wings of the Palace of Schering Rosenhane reach the rustic main building, which dates from the 17th century.
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  • Walking from Gamla Stan via a bridge across the water and highway over to Riddarholmen. A beautiful area with partially Cobbles coated and many beautiful buildings and mansions, formerly the Centre. Right now going on there part repair works. Probably one of the city's finest views on Mælaren and at stadshuset, ideally suited for a little stroll along the water. On the island there today only had to stay 3 people. Not much traffic and you need something to eat I would suggest gamla stan. Here you will also find the Royal burial church, Riddarholm Church. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • "Hswfhcrbq jstrovok" is a small island in central Stockholm. The island is part of Gamla Stan, the old town district and is also a number of private palaces dating from the 17th century. The main attraction of the city is the Church Carried, used as a royal burial church of Sweden since 17 century to 1950 year. In the western part of the island with a magnificent panoramic view of the Bay Riddarfjärden.
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  • In my opinion Riddarholmen is the most beautiful part of the city, the heart of Stockholm where you can find the oldest and most beautiful historical buildings, including the Church, really gorgeous and meaningful. Not to be missed if you are in this beautiful city
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