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  • 1 City Hall Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Hantverkargatan 1 S - 105 35 Stockholm

    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 unfo..

  • 2 National Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Fredsgatan 12 S - 103 24 Stockholm

    Sweden's foremost fine art museum has since 1866 been sited in this Italian Renaissance-style building. Its important artworks cover the period from the early Renaissance to the 20C. It includes the finest collection anywhere of Swedish paintings, wo..

  • 3 Palace Gardens Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Drottningholm Slott S - 178 02 Drottningholm

    In 1681, Tessin the Younger began laying out Baroque gardens bordered by lime trees. Lawns bordered by box hedges have replaced the parterre next to the palace. The bronze pieces in the garden, including the Hercules Fountain by Adrian de Vries, are ..

  • 4 Gammplatsen Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    S - 921 32 Lycksele

    The site where the town originally stood became an open-air museum in 1945. You can visit the pretty Margaretakapellet Chapel and see its bell next to the riverbank. The Hunting Museum (Jaktmuseet) next to the car park houses a fine collection of scu..

  • 5 Silvermuseet Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Torget S - 93821 Arjeplog

    Einar Wallquist (1896-1985), the "Lapp doctor ", who arrived in Lapland in 1922, created the museum in 1965 in a former Sami school (1854). A crafts shop is now housed in the former classroom. In the basement, visitors can see the doctor's ..

  • 6 Millesgården Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Herserudsvägen 32 S - 181 34 Lidingö

    This open-air museum perched on sheer cliffs was the residence of sculptor Carl Milles (1875-1955). The sculptures, most of which are copies of original works exhibited elsewhere create a harmonious whole with the Italian-style terraces, fountains, s..

  • 7 Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Domkyrkoplan S - 753 10 Uppsala

    Construction began circa 1270 and the cathedral was consecrated in 1435. It has a simple layout, devised by Étienne de Bonneuil, the Parisian in charge of construction, who is responsible for the High Gothic style. The building contains fine tapestri..

  • 8 Gamla Uppsala Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    S - 754 40 Uppsala

    This archaeological site represents the original Uppsala. It comprises of three Royal burial mounds and that of the Assembly (to the east), which is very eroded, as well as 250 to 300 tombs. These are the only ones to have survived from all the buria..

  • 9 Julita Manor Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    S - Äsköping

    Stora huset, the fine yellow manor, dated from 1750. The main building is as it was when it was still lived in by the last owner, Arthur Bäckström (1861-1941), founder of the open-air museum. A collection of horse-drawn carriages is housed in the she..

  • 10 Kulturen Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Tegnérsplatsen S - 223 50 Lund

    The museum was founded in 1882 and turned into an open-air museum in 1892. An underground passage leads from the main building to the open-air section. The buildings illustrate the four orders of the kingdom: nobility, bourgeoisie, clergy and peasant..

  • 11 Sketch museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Finngatan 2 S - 223 62 Lund

    This museum exhibits around 20 000 studies of monuments on all sorts of materials and using all manner of techniques. The aim is to illustrate the process of creation from beginning to end. The international collection includes works by Matisse, Lége..

  • 12 Zorngården Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Vasagatan 36 S - 792 21 Mora

    The house of Anders Zorn (1860-1920), painter, engraver and sculptor, has not been altered since its construction in 1910, and constitutes a fine example of interior decoration of the period. In the large, Viking-style room on the first floor the Zor..

  • 13 Zornmuseet Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Vasagatan 36 S - 792 21 Mora

    This museum dedicated to the famous Swedish artist Anders Zorn (1860-1920) focuses mainly on his work: watercolours, oil paintings, etchings and sculptures. The work of his friends is also exhibited, particularly that of Bruno Liljefors, Carl Larsson..

  • 14 Zorns Gammelgård och Textilkammare Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Yvradsvägen 3 S - 792 21 Mora

    Anders Zorn (1860-1920) was an enthusiast of traditional rural architecture and brought together himself the forty timber buildings that make up this museum open-air museum dedicated to Dalecarlian summer farms. The contents and tools are authentic. ..

  • 15 Gammelgård Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Sjurbergsvägen 3 S - 795 32 Rättvik

    This museum dedicated to farming is made up of a farmhouse, a summer house and a guest house standing around a courtyard. The traditional furniture, Decarlian paintings and various costumes exhibited are all typical of the region.

  • 16 Lövsta Ironworks Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    S - 819 66 Lövstabruk

    Louis de Geer purchased the Lövsta Ironworks in 1643 and made them the centre of his mining empire. This importance of this role is reflected in the imposing manorhouse - its elegant interior decoration is by Jean Eric Rehn - and the handsome Baroque..

  • 17 Österby Ironworks Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    S - 748 32 Österbybruk

    A simple smelting furnace was already in operation in 1443, but the foundry expanded rapidly further to the purchase of the domain by Louis de Geer (1643). The working conditions of the time are shown in the Walloon forge, the last of its kind. The m..

  • 18 Nordingrå Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    S - 870 30 Nordingrå

    The town stands alongside a lake, which used to be an indentation on the coastline. The imposing ruins of the church are an indication of its importance in the Middle Ages. The 19C church contains a fine 16C altarpiece that was made in Brussels and h..

  • 19 Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Västra Kyrkogatan 2 S - 624 48 Visby

    A tour of the cathedral gives a clear idea of the past splendour of other churches that are now in ruin. The church was founded by German merchants and quickly became the parish of Visby's German community. The original basilica (1175-1225) was exten..

  • 20 Gotland History Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Strandgatan 14 S - 621 56 Visby

    Gotland's History Museum has a fine collection of engraved steles, whose origin is estimated to be between 400 and 1100 AD. There is also a typical shop and the gracious virgin of Öja (a village in the south of the island); this polychrome wood sculp..

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