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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  • This was my second time visiting he Royal Palace and I enjoyed it as much as the first. Located in Gamla Stan, next to the Riksdag building, it is the official residence of the Swedish royal family. I...  more »
  • The ticket costs 16 euros (8 students) lets see 3 museums. Nothing to lose ... but not if you have nice weather
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  • You can visit different rooms of the Palace, and the Crown jewels. Exchange of the guard takes place in the courtyard. The visit is definitely worth its money! Also free audio guide in the rooms of the Palace. We are here just over 3 h.
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  • Fantastic and a must see if in Stockholm, it costs roughly 160 skr each but you get to visit the royal apartments/guest apartments, the treasury and the museum. Really easy to get to as it is sign posted around the old town. You can go on a guided tour in your language if you want or you can purchase a headset to be told more information about parts .. or you can simply walk around at your leisure. If you time it right you can watch the changing of the guards outside the royal palace too. Staff where very friendly and all spoke fluent English, you have all day to visit the 3 parts as they just tick off which attraction you are visiting on your ticket.
  • Half of palace is a real royalty place and half is a museum. Dinning table which has 75 chairs from one side, full table capacity is 150 guests for supper. Royal library, rooms, art, crystal chandeliers, porcelain dishes. Real guards around palace is interesting to watch. Beautiful old cathedral. So much to learn about Swedish royalty.
  • The castle isn't the thing. It's the surrounding area that is the thing. Look around. Feel good. Water. Fresh air. It's not so bad. Life.
  • It felt good that at least we got to visit “The Palace “ and saw a glimpse of how Swedish royal life may be like from inside. We had a great experience walking around inside the palace and the places outside the palace was also very beautiful.
  • Royal palace is worth a visit. It is nicely maintained to reflect the ancient glory of the royal family and the royal way of living. With the palace is attached the Treasury and armory which are also worth a visit. Ancient royal crowns and other high value objectd are for display in the Treasury section. Armory is another section which displays the weapons used in ancient times. Royal palace has a entry fee of around 16-17 euros which include the Treasury visit. Armory section has a free entry.
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