Stockholm is definitely one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Often referred to as a “Venice of the North” it is a home to stunning buildings, interesting museums and gorgeous landscapes.
The Old Town
Gamla stan (the Old Town) is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the city. As one of the largest and best preserved medieval city centers in Europe it tops the list of Stockholm’s must-see spots. Not only is it a perfect place for a walk, with lots of museums and attractions, such as Stockholm Cathedral and the Nobel Museum as well as the gorgeous Royal Palace, scattered all around it, but it is also great for a lunch, with many restaurants and cute little cafés just waiting to be discovered.
The Royal Palace or the Drottningholm Palace are not only two of the most beautiful buildings in Stockholm, but also some of the most impressive palaces of the continent, with the Royal Palace being one of the largest palaces in Europe.
Get lost in hundreds of breathtaking rooms of the Royal Palace, discover the Armory or Royal Stable and learn more about the history of the country in museums located inside, and later discover magnificent salons, beautiful parks, a unique palace theater and a Chinese Pavilion of the Drottningholm Palace.
The city is a home to numerous museums. It is said that to visit Stockholm is to visit one giant museum and everywhere you look there are interesting buildings that date back to 13th century. There is plenty to choose from for anybody.
The Moderna Museet is perfect for those, who enjoy modern art, with a wast collection of pieces from the twentieth century to today, with works of artists like Picasso, Dali and Matisse
The City Hall is perfect for those searching for splendor. With its spire featuring the golden Three Crowns, is one of the most famous silhouettes in Stockholm. Behind the magnificent facades are offices and session halls for politicians and officials, as well as splendid assembly rooms and unique works of art.
For the history junkies there is a Medeltidsmuseet – the Museum of Medieval Stockholm. It is built around the findings from the largest excavation in Stockholm. It features 55 meters of a medieval wall that used to surround the city as well as well as many monuments including medieval graveyard and even a war ship.
And of course the list wouldn’t be complete without the Vasa Museum – a maritime museum located on the island of Djurgården. It displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged.
The Boat Tours
The fact that Stockholm is built on 14 beautiful islands connected by 57 bridges, makes a sightseeing tour by boat somewhat of a given. Stay aboard for the whole tour or hop on and off as you please.
And if you want to escape the city for a day you are welcome to see one of many castles nearby, with stunning gardens, the Baroque and the Renaissance building and hundreds of old legends making such trips extraordinary.
Of course this is just a short list of few from hundreds of places that make Stockholm one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. To truly understand its beauty you have to see it for yourself 🙂