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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 back to the 17th century. The main landmark is the church Riddarholmskyrkan, used as Sweden's royal burial church from the 17th century to 1950, and where a number of earlier Swedish monarchs also 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 Riddarholm Church.Other notable buildings include the Old Parliament Building in the south-eastern corner, the Old National Archive on the eastern shore, and the 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.
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  • So close to the Old Town, yet so much calmer. A great place to sit, relax and enjoy the view of the City Hall across the water.  more »
  • This church was founded and built by Franciscans in the late 1200s, and later became the historic burial place of Swedish royalty and nobility. The architecture itself is lovely, and the side chapels ...  more »
  • A beautiful island with a wonderful collection of restored palaces and buildings. It's mostly court type buildings now, but they do look great, and it's a nice area to stroll around.  more »