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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  • We took a walking tour of the Palace and the guide was outstanding in terms of his knowledge and his humour. He brought the Palace to life with his stories. We also went to the Treasury and Armoury...  more »
  • I really enjoyed the architecture and incredible decor full of art and gold throughout this active Palace in the middle of Stockholm. It made is extra special knowing that the current King still...  more »
  • The facade isn't as pretty as some of the other Royal palaces in the region, but it is still worth a visit. The interiors are as exquisite as expected and it is an interesting way to get to know of...  more »
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  • Royal palace. Be mindful of the soldiers guarding it, they are really there to guard the castle and not just as decorations. The royal castle has a rich history and there are tours about it.
  • Situated on the heart of the Stockholm city, the castle and museum boasts some amazing grandeur experience within it.The museum itself has interesting artifacts, history and there are models which showcases the alterations to the palace that have taken place over the years. The royal treasury is a visual treat for the eyes and a great feeling to have witnessed all those. You can't miss this place if you're touring Stockholm and please set aside atleast 5 hours for a really good visit.
  • A grand and luxurious palace with wonderful furnishings. This is Stockholm's main attraction. You must check it out! Several times a day, with spectacular, ornate guard changing, which you should definitely watch! Worth it. But beware, because they are stolen in large crowds !!! Up to a day at the embassy and other offices !!!!!!! Be careful !!!!!! There are many different attractions around. You can spend the whole day in the area.
  • My son, my brother and his son enjoyed watching the changing of the guard. It is not as spectacular as the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, but then again it is done the Swedish way, a more modest affair that is more understated. We enjoyed seeing it and I would recommend it as being worthwhile.
  • Very nice and not too crowded. A nice peek in to the royal family. Beautiful rooms and allot of information.
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