City Hall : Michelin's recommendations
On Kungsholmen, where the Burnhusviken enter lake Mälar, City Hall spreads its red brick façades, topped by a square tower (106 m). The lantern on the summit bears the Three Gold Crowns, the symbol of Sweden. From the terrace, visitors enjoy the unforgettable panorama over the city and the islands. This Swedish national-romantic style building was begun in 1901 by Ragnar Ostberg, and inaugurated in 1923. More than eight million bricks were used in its construction. Red dominates the exterior, reflected in the blue of the lake, but the inside is a symphony in gold, especially in the Golden Room, with walls covered in 19 million golden ceramics and pieces of painted glass. This mineral tapestry illustrating great moments in the country's history is reminiscent of Ravenne's tombs. Other rooms are also worth a visit: the Oval Chamber with its Beauvais Tapestries, the Prince's Gallery painted by Prince Eugène himself, not forgetting the Blue Hall, whose colour must still be in project form, because the wonderful red of the bricks has been left uncovered. A garden runs the whole length of the building along the water's edge. A statue of Engelbrekt (1932) is a memorial to this hero of the national resistance.
- Address : Hantverkargatan 1 S - 105 35 Stockholm105 35Stockholm
- Phone : 0850829059
- Website : http://www.stockholm.se
- Prices : free of charge
Opening hours :
- Jun-Aug: 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm; Sep: 10am, noon, 2pm; Oct-Apr: 10am, noon - tour: May-Sep: 10am-4.15pm