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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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  • We visited just outside, but only from the outside is worth a visit, The guards, the guns, the Majesty of this Palace offer visitors already spectacular scenery
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  • Many rooms and decorations but you can see that it was a Kingdom of second-class. The kids we were fascinated by the changing of the guard that is endless. The basement is quite different and interesting
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  • Like many other Royal palaces, the building itself is nice enough to visit (pretty cool basement) but different objects/expos are less interesting.
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  • Fantastic building and super friendly knowledgeable staff. Wandering through this lovely building hearing about it's history was well worth it. Took lots of photos (just remember to turn the flash to off) so will have lots to look back on. Leave plenty of time as it is huge!! So much to see. We took the guided treasury tour also, the royal jewels etc are beautiful. Don't miss out!!
  • Honestly it's not really a 'must see' place, especially if compared to other buildings of this type in Europe. The castle sure is an impressive, big building, but the overall impression is not breathtaking. Usually there is a lot of tourists around it and the locals try to avoid the area mainly because of this reason. The temporary exhibitions are probably the most interesting thing about the castle.
  • Stockholm Palace or The Royal Palace is the official residence and major royal palace of the Swedish monarch. Stockholm Palace is located on Stadsholmen, in Gamla stan in the capital, Stockholm. It neighbours the Riksdag building.
  • Wonderful place! We've seen royal wedding gowns and other interesting things inside. The guide says sometimes it's possible to see The King and His Wife
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