Riddarholmen Church, Stockholm

Church · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Home to the burial ground of the Swedish monarchs, Riddarholmen Church 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. Arrange to visit Riddarholmen Church and other attractions in Stockholm using our Stockholm online trip itinerary planner.
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  • The Riddarholm Church holds the remains of a few Swedish nobles, but before noticing the tombs, many shields that represent the royal family will catch your eyes. From the inside the church is rather....  more »
  • The Church is trully magnifisent, as it should be - it is a buridal place for many Sweedish monarchs. Consider visit it. Having said that, the church, given its historical significance, could have...  more »
  • I actually took a wrong turn on Rick Steves "Gamla Stan (Old Town) Walking tour" in August 2019 (in his invaluable guidebook, "Scandinavian & Northern European Cruise Ports Guidebook" - highly...  more »
  • A very beautiful church with many helpful explanations. Also available are texts in various different languages explaining the church. All the coats of arms are displayed very beautifully. You can really feel the historic vibes around here.
  • This church contains the graves of some members of the royal families and some notable aristocratic families. Plus, a collection of plates with the Order of Seraphim awarded to some notable personalities over time. You can visit it by buying a separate ticket (50 krona) or a combined ticket with the Royal Palace (200 krona). Emblematic is the the tower’s roof, lace-like structure.
  • Worth a drop in if you are passing that way. That whole island is quite nice because it is very quiet; you can sit on a bench by yourself and look out over the water.
  • This place oozes Swedish history. Well worth a visit. Also the island of Riddarholmen where the church is at is a must when you're in Stockholm.
  • A beautiful old church in Stockholm, Sweden. Well worth a visit.

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