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Drottningholm Palace

The private residence of the Swedish royal family, inspired by the Palace of Versailles.

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City Hall
Stockholm's beautiful City Hall is famed for hosting the Nobel Prize banquet.
Chinese Pavilion
This 18th century pavilion is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an official royal palace.
Riddarholmen Church
One of Stockholm's most ancient buildings, this is the burial church of the Swedish monarchy.
Parliament
The seat of the Riksdag, where 349 MPs represent Swedes from north to south.
Nobel Museum
An in-depth look at the life and legacy of Alfred Nobel, and the prestigious prize that takes his name.
Gamla Stan
The birthplace of Stockholm in 1252, beautiful Gamla Stan remains one of Europe's largest and best-preserved medieval old towns.

Related Tours

Stockholm's Architecture and Drottningholm Palace
Discover Stockholm's mixture of historical and modern architecture on this walking tour, which includes tickets to the majestic Drottningholm Palace.

  • Explore Stockholm's historic city centre, Sergerls Torg
  • Snap photos of Stockholm's landmark musical sites, The Opera House and the Stockholm Concert Hall
  • Visit the stunning Drottningholm Palace, built during the 18th century
  • Learn about the 18th century architectural gem, Chinese Pavilion
  • Discover some of Europe's best examples of Rococo design and Swedish fine art
Cultural Stockholm

With Stockholm offering a veritable smorgasbord of world-class historical and modern architecture, this great Northern European city is sure to appeal to architectural aficionados and novices alike. Your tour begins with a visit to the bustling Sergerls Torg - a central, public square in Stockholm and is named after 18th century sculptor Johan Tobias Sergel, whose workshop was once located north of the square.

You will then proceed to the Royal Swedish Opera, much loved by Swedes everywhere; it is the country’s premier stage for all things opera and ballet. The Opera House as you see it today was built in the nineteenth century boasting a beautiful neoclassical front facade, adorned with statues, arches, and Corinthian and Tuscan columns. You will then venture on to the Stockholm Concert Hall, design by Ivar Tengbom and completed in 1926. The hall is home to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and frequently hosts the very best of Swedish and international orchestral music. 

Swedish Love for the Orient

After your foray into the musical world of Stockholm you will have the pleasure of visiting Drottningholm Palace where you will discover the stunning 18th century architectural gem that is the Chinese Pavilion, located in the beautiful palace grounds. The fairytale Drottningholm Palace is a beautiful treasure of Stockholm, featuring some of Europe's best examples of Rococo design, complete with a plethora of Chinoiserie and Swedish fine art. The pavilion is currently one of Sweden's Royal Palaces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and well worth a visit. 
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