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  • 1 Gamla Stan Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Stora Nygatan S - 111 30 Stockholm

    The old town comprises Stadsholmenl, the original site of Stockholm, Riddarholmen with its palaces and public buildings, Helgeandsholmen where the parliament is situated, and Strömsborg (uninhabitated as late as the 18C). A pedestrian paradise, Gamla..

  • 2 Lappstan Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    S - 93331 Arvidsjaur

    This is the oldest and best-preserved of the 17C "parish villages", where the Sami gathered for religious festivals in sheds and huts next to the houses and stables of Swedish farmers and tradesmen. These huts, the only ones remaining, are ..

  • 3 Skinnarvik Mountain Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Gamla Lundagatan S - 11823 Stockholm

    Access is via a district which was inhabited in the 18C by tanners, whose low houses you can still see. After Gamla Lundagatan, a path takes you up to the highest point in Stockholm, which, at 53m above sea level, affords a splendid panoramic view ov..

  • 4 Steninge Castle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Stenladugården S - 195 91 Märsta

    This harmoniously proportioned Baroque palace was built by Nicodemus Tessin the Younger and completed in 1705. At the end of the 18C, Steninge became the property of Axel von Fersen, a Swedish diplomat posted in Paris who vowed eternal love to Marie ..

  • 5 Alfvéngården Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    S - 720 01 Tibble

    Here in the charming village of Tibble, with its red-painted wooden houses, the composer and conductor Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960) found a peaceful haven. He came to represent national Romanticism and his taste for the delicate nuances of Swedish folk mu..

  • 6 Städjan-Nipfjället Nature Reserve Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    S - 790 91 Idre

    Part of the Gränslandet, which is a federation of nine protected areas in the region, this nature reserve is dominated by the extinct volcano of Städjan (1 131m) which has a typical volcanic form. In the 18C it was explored by the naturalist Carl von..

  • 7 Bungemuseet Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Bunge Hägur 119 S - 624 64 Fårösund

    This open-air museum is located next to the village church. The fine ensemble of buildings is divided into three groups: the 17C farmhouse (to the left), the 18C farmhouse (to the right) and the 19C one situated further east. The collection of engrav..

  • 8 Öja Church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    S - 733 01 Öja

    The sturdy church tower was built by the master Egypticus. The Öja crucifix was originally surrounded by a crowd of sculpted figures. The Virgin on the left is a replica of the Öja Madonna, which today resides in the Gotland Historical Museum in Visb..

  • 9 Ales Stenar Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Kåseberga S - 271 80 Ystad

    According to legend, this megalithic monument comprising 58 stones laid out in the shape of a ship marks the location of the tomb of Viking King Ale. The stones at the bow and the stern measure 3.3m and 2.5m respectively.

  • 10 The Röhss Museum of Decorative Arts Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Vasagatan 37-39 S - 400 15 Göteborg

    This museum was opened in 1916 thanks to a legacy from the Röhss brothers. Since then, many donations have made it the only one in Scandinavia to offer an extensive geographical and chronological panorama of Decorative Arts. From the last innovations..

  • 11 Slottskogen Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Route 158 S - 402 35 Göteborg

    The biggest park in the city covers no less than 137 hectares! Winding paths run through the extensive lawns, there is a children's zoo and little houses transported here from all over Sweden make a mini museum of village life. Sports areas, restaura..

  • 12 Botanical Garden Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Carl Skottsbergs Gatta 22A S - 413 19 Göteborg

    The garden was opened to the public in 1923, and today has miles of winding paths, extensive lawns and woodland. You are sure to appreciate the bamboo grove, the Japanese valley and the vale of rhododendrons, as well as the greenhouses and flower bed..

  • 13 Trädgårdsföreningen Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Slussgatan 1 S - 411 06 Göteborg

    The park was created by the Horticultural Society in 1842, and has always been a popular meeting place. The palm house is a crystal palace, built in 1878. The rose gardens contain 6 000 bushes with 2 600 different varieties represented, among them so..

  • 14 Museum of medieval Stockholm Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Strömparterren 1 S - 103 18 Stockholm

    When an underground car park was being built, the excavations revealed the base of a wall built in en 1530 by Gustav Hasa, as well as older remains. So the Museum of medieval Stockholm was installed on the site. It traces the history of the city back..

  • 15 Modern Art Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Skeppsholmen S - 103 27 Stockholm

    The Spanish architect José Rafael Moneo designed the building that houses the two museums of Modern Art and Architecture. Although most of the square or rectangular rooms are underground, they are literally flooded with light, which comes in through ..

  • 16 Djurgården Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Prins Eugens väg S - 103 24 Stockholm

    An ancient royal hunting ground, Djurgården is a 4km by 1km island, separated from the rest of the city by the bay and Djurgårdsbrunn canal. It has for centuries been a place of recreation. Its western end (nearest the city) has well-kept gardens, re..

  • 17 Thiel Gallery Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Sjötullsbacken 8 S - 115 25 Stockholm

    A house with paintings covering all the walls: this is how Ernest Thiel dreamt of his house. Spurned by high society, this rich banker had this Art Nouveau residence built on the heights of Djurgården, to house his collection of works of art that he ..

  • 18 Prins Eugen Waldemarsudde Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Prins Eugens väg 6 S - 103 24 Stockholm

    Fourth son of King Oscar II, Prince Eugen (1865-1947) settled here on Djurgården in 1905. Beautifully situated on the canal that links Stockholm to the sea, its interesting collections make a visit particularly rewarding. The works of the prince and ..

  • 19 Nordic Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Djurgården 6-16 S - 115 93 Stockholm

    This magnificent replica of a Renaissance palace built in 1907 houses the largest Scandinavian cultural history museum, founded by Artur Hazelius. The collections cover all the Nordic countries and represent everyday life and work from 1520 to the mo..

  • 20 Royal Palace Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Slottsbacken 1 S - 107 70 Stockholm

    This imposing palace grew up around a keep built around 1200; at least 200 people work in this veritable rabbit warren of 608 rooms. The king and queen run their offices from here and the palace is used for official functions, but visitors are able t..

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