Royal Palace, Stockholm

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After the city's medieval castle was destroyed by fire, Royal Palace was built in the same spot and has served as the king's residence since the 18th century. Located in the city's old town area, this castle has over 600 rooms and five museums. Following the destructive palace fire of 1697, the current structure was built by architect Nicodemus Tessin in 1754. Tour the palace grounds and buildings to see its 18th- and 19th-century interiors, museums, and royal costumes. Many visitors like to catch the changing of the guard ceremony, which has been a tradition since 1523. Take a look at our Stockholm trip planner to schedule your visit to Royal Palace and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This was my second time visiting he Royal Palace and I enjoyed it as much as the first. Located in Gamla Stan, next to the Riksdag building, it is the official residence of the Swedish royal family. I...  more »
  • The ticket costs 16 euros (8 students) lets see 3 museums. Nothing to lose ... but not if you have nice weather
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  • You can visit different rooms of the Palace, and the Crown jewels. Exchange of the guard takes place in the courtyard. The visit is definitely worth its money! Also free audio guide in the rooms of the Palace. We are here just over 3 h.
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  • Very good. Not just the palace itself, which is big and pretty, but the change of guards at midday. It is really nice and entertaining. After the national anthem, they offer a mini concert with famous and modern songs. After approximately 40mins, they finish with the "advice of the day" from the soldiers. The day I was there it was : drink a lot of water, change your socks and read for at least 20min.
  • It was amazing. I had this singular opportunity to be present in a 'Royal Palace' in Europe. I felt so good. I had read of palaces in many books as a kid. I also saw many movies of palaces. When I walked in through that massive gate into the square, I felt like I was starring in one if the ancient films. 😂👍. I don't want to exaggerate the architecture, go see for yourself.
  • This place was amazing. The history and the architecture was definitely worth the visit. Catch a tour around the city on the hop on hop off tour buses and make sure that you get off here. After 4pm they close to the public so get it in as early as possible to make sure you have time to take your time walking through the free public museums
  • Really nice there and highly recommended of you're in Stockholm! We took the royal Appartment guided tour and like it a lot. Really good information and some little jokes every now and than made it enjoyable. The rooms and the uniforms and different orders and medals are impressive. Honestly I didn't expect this, cause I'm not that interested in royals and things like that. But even if you're not into that topics it's really interesting so give it a shot. The crown museum and the royal Treasury Finish the experience
  • Hated my experience there. Palace was nice but experience was ruined by a guard outside the palace (who obviously took his duty very seriously) who felt it was warranted and/or necessary to shout at me extremely loudly in front of everyone when i inched just 5cm closer to take a photo. The spot was not barricaded and there were no signs put up to inform anyone that it was out of bounds. I urge the Royal Palace to consider putting up signs to inform the public of any action they deem inappropriate, especially if they do not wish anyone to trespass that sacred area measuring 15m x 3m (for lack of a better description). That would certainly be more effective at keeping people out than having a guard yelling at a tourist loudly and obnoxiously in front of everyone.
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