5 good reasons to go to Stockholm
To see / do
Culture and history
Stockholm’s fascinating history
You’ll see so many extraordinary, historical monuments and landmarks in Stockholm. The Old Town, Gamla Stan, is particularly attractive. It’s home to both the cathedral and royal palace. But don’t just stay in the city’s historic centre. It’s also worth visiting other places of interest such as the City Hall and tower.
The beautiful palace
You must see the royal palace. It was built in the 12th century then almost entirely reconstructed in the 17th and 18th centuries. The palace rooms and galleries are all very opulent. Rococo style curves and scrolls can be seen in many of the rooms. The public also has access to the palace museums and royal treasury, both of which are well worth a visit. Cherry on the top: watching the Changing of the Guard!
There’s definitely no time to be bored in Stockholm! The Swedish capital keeps its visitors busy with tons of museums. There are quite a few on the island of Djurgården, which is why it’s called Museum Island. Don’t miss out on The Vasa Museum, Nordic Museum and ABBA: The Museum. You want more? Skeppsholmen island is home to the Modern Art Museum and Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities.
Stroll around Saluhall market
You have to have a wander round Östermalmstorg market. This magnificent, red-brick building is one the most beautiful venues in Stockholm. The stalls are loaded with colourful, typically Swedish produce. Most of the meat, smoked fish, fruit and seasonal vegetables are organic and sourced locally.
Head to Gröna Lund
Gröna Lund opened at the end of the 19th century and is still thrilling visitors today. It’s a fabulous amusement park with lots of different types of rides, some frightening, some more sedate. The park also has a large stage for hosting concerts. So, if you want a bit of fun, head to Gröna Lund!
Smörgås, a Swedish open sandwich
Smörgåsare slices of bread covered in various spreads, cold cuts or vegetables. They’re eaten all over Stockholm and make the perfect snack when you’re on the go. The most popular Smörgås are made with smoked salmon and avocado. Only quality ingredients are used. There are many different types of Smörgås, so everyone will find at least one they love.
Kanelbulle: the perfect sweet treat
Delicious kanelbulle are one of the best things about Swedish cuisine. Kanelbulle are cinnamon rolls: sweet pastry made into a spiral and flavoured with cinnamon. They’re so good with a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. The locals adore their kanelbulle.
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