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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. Plan to see Royal Palace and other attractions that appeal to you using our Stockholm itinerary planner.
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Glitzy Stockholm provides an abundance of high-end four-star hotels and international chains that come with a reputation of being pricey and feature a distinguished Scandinavian design. You can save yourself a little money by searching out the discounts these hotels often offer. If you're looking for something more affordable, consider the medium-priced hotels north of the Old Town. The least-expensive options lie near Central Station. Since offerings tend to be more affordable the farther you go from the city center, you'll serve yourself well to find a spot near public transport. Hostels in the city tend to fill up fast, so book online in advance. Many of hotels offer the
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  • The Royal Palace is probably a must see but its not Buckingham Palace. The crown jewels are impressive unless you've seen the ones in the Tower of London. The Royal Palace is quite large and its worth...  more »
  • I regret I didn't visit inside the royal palace, as I visited other palaces in the world, thought this could be just another one. But reading all the reviews and seeing the pictures, made me want to v...  more »
  • Today I visited the Royal Palace. It's very beautiful and I enjoyed my visit but I would have liked it better if I had taken the guided tour. I missed the one in the morning and there are no audio gui...  more »
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  • Very enjoyable. A must if you're in Stockholm. But be prepared because it takes a few hours if you want to go thoroughly in it. Bring water with you.
  • Great place. Good to visit, especially you must see the change of guards. It's an hour long and performance by the Royal band.
  • Impressive building and collections of antiquities. You buy a ticket for four inner museums (need to show the ticket each time). In total requires more than an hour to see everything.
  • The palace is worth a visit. Much nicer in the inside than you would expect based on the exterior. Great location.
  • Trying to catch up on reviews from a life changing trip in 2008. Will someone please tell the USA to be gender neutral. I went here to the palace grounds with my friend Oscar, the circular area with some statues is what i recall. Oscar was in the Swedish military and didn't want to beat the horses so they let him leave. I am 3% Scandinavian. I had a great time in Northern Europe. • Google Reviewer *Member* Local Tour Guide Program. Perks include eligibility to test Google Products before release to general public and invitation to Google Headquarters.