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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  • In Europe there are many palaces, castles, guard who have made so many miles to see another Palace more from my point of view is not justified to travel to Stockholm. The truth is a city with few attractions. It's nice but is just there.
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  • Ideally situated in the heart of Stockholm, the enormous building is richly and elegantly decorated rooms on display, some of which are still used by the Royal family for ceremonies and meetings. The various Museum sections allow you to gain a comprehensive and interesting historical events. You should not miss the access to the Crown jewels.
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  • It is worth to see it! A cute changing of the guard! There's that come 10 or 15 mins before 12 noon because the sites where one can stop are filled and if you go with children more so! A solemn hymn and not is if it is always but additionally played a lively song. Square is large but they are only the side ends where it allows people to stand.
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  • Very good. Not just the palace itself, which is big and pretty, but the change of guards at midday. It is really nice and entertaining. After the national anthem, they offer a mini concert with famous and modern songs. After approximately 40mins, they finish with the "advice of the day" from the soldiers. The day I was there it was : drink a lot of water, change your socks and read for at least 20min.
  • It was amazing. I had this singular opportunity to be present in a 'Royal Palace' in Europe. I felt so good. I had read of palaces in many books as a kid. I also saw many movies of palaces. When I walked in through that massive gate into the square, I felt like I was starring in one if the ancient films. 😂👍. I don't want to exaggerate the architecture, go see for yourself.
  • This place was amazing. The history and the architecture was definitely worth the visit. Catch a tour around the city on the hop on hop off tour buses and make sure that you get off here. After 4pm they close to the public so get it in as early as possible to make sure you have time to take your time walking through the free public museums
  • Really nice there and highly recommended of you're in Stockholm! We took the royal Appartment guided tour and like it a lot. Really good information and some little jokes every now and than made it enjoyable. The rooms and the uniforms and different orders and medals are impressive. Honestly I didn't expect this, cause I'm not that interested in royals and things like that. But even if you're not into that topics it's really interesting so give it a shot. The crown museum and the royal Treasury Finish the experience
  • Hated my experience there. Palace was nice but experience was ruined by a guard outside the palace (who obviously took his duty very seriously) who felt it was warranted and/or necessary to shout at me extremely loudly in front of everyone when i inched just 5cm closer to take a photo. The spot was not barricaded and there were no signs put up to inform anyone that it was out of bounds. I urge the Royal Palace to consider putting up signs to inform the public of any action they deem inappropriate, especially if they do not wish anyone to trespass that sacred area measuring 15m x 3m (for lack of a better description). That would certainly be more effective at keeping people out than having a guard yelling at a tourist loudly and obnoxiously in front of everyone.
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