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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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  • Beautiful Palace inside, don't let the outside fool you for being a little bland on the outside. Well worth the time & money to see the whole museum they offer, 4 parts. Also make sure you see the... 
    Beautiful Palace inside, don't let the outside fool you for being a little bland on the outside. Well worth the time & money to see the whole museum they offer, 4 parts. Also make sure you see the...  more »
  • We visited with our 9 year old daughter, and were impressed both by the ornate beauty of the Royal Palace itself - which reminded us of some of the most opulent palaces in Italy and France - but also....  more
    We visited with our 9 year old daughter, and were impressed both by the ornate beauty of the Royal Palace itself - which reminded us of some of the most opulent palaces in Italy and France - but also....  more »
  • This was another interesting castle to visit. We watched the Changing of the Guard at lunchtime. Make sure you line up at least 15 minutes in advance and try to find some shade. The Changing of... 
    This was another interesting castle to visit. We watched the Changing of the Guard at lunchtime. Make sure you line up at least 15 minutes in advance and try to find some shade. The Changing of...  more »
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  • Simply great. Actually it's several visits. The royal jewels, the flats and the armoury. It is surprising that the flats are still in use (although recent visitors have declined the honour and gone to the hotel). Booked a couple of hours for the visit ... When booking you have to choose a time for the visit and there is only one hour of flexibility.
  • Main thing we went to see was the guard change. It is very popular and the area is very strict on where you can watch it. The horses can block the view of your not careful but they are a good part of the experience as well. Guard exchange took easily almost an hour. It started a bit early with seeing guards enter as well. Also visited the free museum more to the south.
  • Very grateful to the Royal Family of Sweden for sharing a portion of their life to the public. It's nice to see the beautiful interiors of the palace and the opulence that goes with it. It's good to have a guide like Irene when visiting the palace as you you'll hear the stories and event history for each room / space inside. Grateful for the opportunity to see how royals live in the modern society. Had a quick glance of the changing of the guards as well. Very impressed.
  • Quite magnificent and still in use. Starting with the restrooms here were incredible. Classical piano playing and actually smelled opposite of a bathroom. I almost expected a hand towel guy with white gloves on. You can buy royal souvenirs like pen pencils, little crowns and such
  • Do you like chairs? Maybe you miss seeing lots of fabric covered seating from the old days of conference rooms? If (unlike me) you get your kicks seeing a lot of chairs placed around the edge of many vast gaudy rooms then you’re going to love it here. If not then it’s pretty boring and poorly presented not engaging at all.

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