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Royal Palace, Stockholm

Categories: Castles, History Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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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. Plan to see Royal Palace and other attractions that appeal to you using our Stockholm itinerary planner.
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  • It is a nice visit, although not among that be very careful not to approach the guards for taking photos. Do not allow the approach
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  • It's not as opulent as the other palace but tasteful -- well done. It gives a good background and information about the royality of Sweden. There are museums housed on the grounds as it is in the cent...  read more »
  • Impress me a bit for the mole. The changing of the guard is from the operetta. Inside salons pretty sketchy to be a Palace and downright devoid of artwork of interest. Avoidable
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  • The palace is quite spectacular from the outside. The area it's in also gives you a lot of options of where to go afterwards. We were there on Sweden's National Day, so in order to keep the crowd organised, they unfortunately closed off certain areas. We could barely sneak a peek at the band and guard ceremony, but from what we saw it looked quite interesting.
  • It's very beautiful, and popular with tourists. The guards' parade is pretty cool, if I happen to pass by it I usually stop and look, even though I've seen it many times.
  • Big, historically important, but not that interesting. The royal treasure is well worth a visit though!
  • So much opulence it's a great place. Disappointed that you cannot take pictures inside the palace but the grounds, gardens and fountains are the real show. Get there by 11am so you can watch the fountain ceremony
  • The Royal palace is very impressive and the ticket gives you access to 3 separate parts: The Crown Jewels, The Royal Apartments and the Old Palace remains. All of these are very interesting however I feel that the palace is very similar to other European palaces such as Buckingham and the Louvre Building so it felt like I had seen it all before. It is a really pity that the old one burnt down really as it looked much more Scandinavian. We also saw the changing of the guard witch was interesting however not as impressive as others.
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