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Royal Palace, Stockholm

Must see · Castle · History Museum
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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  • The palace is very ornate in places and almost dour in others. A royal palace is always worth a visit, but this one is not over special except by the fact it is actually in use and one walks through.....  more »
  • a bit boring, only small part made an impression. I went there only to see royal jewelry, crown, etc, but it was not available for public during covid, very disappointing. 2h max to see all. If you...  more »
  • I bought a ticket for the Bernadotte apartments only which was very interesting. The castle is crammed with stuff (furniture, porcelain, paintings) and it takes forever if one wants to take pictures.....  more »
  • Very nice place. Can spend half a day visiting the treasury, place chambers and the old palace and costs 16 euro per person. The palace chambers are very grand and splendid and worth seeing. The treasury has the crowns till date and are very beautiful and worth seeing. Audio tour in the chambers are good and very informative. Would recommend visiting.
  • The Swedish Royal Palace. Spectacular Palace a must see. You will need a couple days if you want to see everything. But well worth it. Check website for opening times and entry fees . Lots of amazing rooms to explore. Definitely worth checking out !
  • Impressive palace. I went there in the morning when I had some time left to go to some other place. I was lucky to see the change of Guard at 8 in the morning which was nice. The museum and the visit to the palace opens at 10 in the morning. The guards at the museum are very nice and polite. I met one guard even after whole night of service he was extremely polite and courteous. A must visit.
  • Very nice place to explore. Beautiful structures, with lots of photo opportunities. Very walkable area, a bit crowded with tourists by the mid day but we were there during August so it was expected to be a busy time of the year but still able to enjoy the sites of the palace without too many crowds. Plenty of places to eat or grab a snack to the north or south side of the palace but it can be a bit pricey for what you get. Overall nice place to walk around!
  • Lots of rooms to see, all fully decorated. Treasury was small. You can take pictures in the palace except no pictures in the treasury. Definitely worth 2+ hours for self guided tour. They have free audio guides too. There is one informational sign in each room.

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