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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  • The palace is wells structured, with a simply path to follow to see every room, the price of ticket is really chap for the quantity of things you can see, and with 20kr to add at your ticket you can h...  more »
  • Guard changing ceremony was to tour free of charge. Hanging around, chatting in the shade of the pillars is looked at from the position of the next, rather than from the front, guard, waiting to come to see and hear also and enjoyed it.
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  • This is a huge Palace and you see quite a lot of it but it is rather uninteresting. There is building work going on which makes some of the rooms a bit dingey. The toilet facilities are abysmal with 6...  more »
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  • A must see if visiting Stockholm for the first time. Prepare at least 3 hrs given the lengthy trails and sheer size of the palace and surrounding structures. The overall atmosphere of the palace is quiet nice and impressive with paid entrance for the palace itself and some other structures but free to roam outside of it if budget is a concern. Highly recommended!
  • Absolutely one of the must see sights in Stockholm. Grandeur on quite an overwhelming scale. The cafe in courtyard serves delicious food.
  • Interesting attractions but its getting overly touristy these days especially the guard changing ceremony. The amount of collection is enough for one to spend at least half a day here. The Palace shows lives of those that lived within, the grand decor and furnishings, as well as some insightful understanding of the past and present royal family. Depending on your interest, you may gain access to 5 places which showcase anything from the dead (in the church), to Royal treasuries of crowns, sceptres and orbs, to other antiquities collected over the years.
  • Royal Family Home . Easily accessible from buses by SL cards. A full day is required to see the area. The royal garden and nearby lakes are treat to watch. A great place to visit in any any weather.
  • Very interesting and big exhibit showing of the Swedish royal palace. You even get to see some areas that's used during certain events like Nobel banquet

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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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