10 Monuments to Visit in Stockholm.

12 Top-Rated Attractions & Things to Do in Stockholm | PlanetWare

Stockholm is a great city with iconic, world-first, open-air, and fabulous monuments and probably the reason why you’re planning to visit there. 

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Now that you’ve got your travel secured, here are must-visit monuments in Sweden;

1. Abba

It’s the number one attraction in Stockholm and for good reason. 

Not only is the interactive ABBA section wildly fun and informative, but the Swedish Music Hall of Fame also is in the same building (all these included in your ticket price) and is in and of itself beautifully presented.

2. Skansen

With more than  150 buildings – homes, churches, schools,  shops, and workshops – transported from around the country, Skansen is a miniature historical Sweden. 

In addition to the buildings, the world’s first open-air museum also has animals such as bears, wolves, and seals, a children’s zoo, and craftspeople creating items such as blown glass and pottery on-site. 

This is one for the whole family, with plenty of activities to hold everyone’s attention for the entire day.

3. Spritmuseum

The Museum of Spirits isn’t focused on ghosts, it’s focused on booze. 

Housed in Stockholm’s only two remaining 18th-century naval buildings, the museum looks at Sweden’s complicated history and relationship with alcohol. 

Sponsored by Absolut, the museum is home to the vodka maker’s best-known artworks,  as well as different experiences,  such as a room where you can experience what it feels like to be drunk. 

Unsurprisingly there’s a bar on the premises – and a  very good restaurant.

4. Vasa Museum

It was called the mightiest warship of its time, and set sail in front of hundreds of people from Stockholm harbor – then sank less than  30 minutes later.

 And there it lay for more than  300 years,  finally being raised in the mid- 20th century in what became a world-renowned salvage operation.

 The museum where it sits today is a  fascinating look into Swedish history.   

5. Royal palace.

Stockholm’s Royal Palace is the official residence of His Majesty the King,  but it also houses several excellent attractions open to the public,  such as the Royal Apartments, the Royal Treasury, and the Museum of Antiquities.

 It’s a  great place to spend the day ( be sure to watch the changing of the guard)  before heading over to Gamla Stan (The Old Town)  next door. 

6. Gamla stan 

One of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe, Stockholm’s Gamla Stan is filled with award-winning restaurants, cafés, bars,  shops, and several fantastic museums.

 The cobblestoned streets are pedestrian-friendly and there you’ll find both the oldest street in Stockholm (Köpmangatan) and the narrowest (Mårten Trotzigs Gränd). 

7. City hall

Stadshus (City Hall) is one of the most famous buildings in the city and is the seat of Stockholm’s government.

 It’s also where the annual Nobel Dinner is held and offers a fascinating tour which gives you the history of not just the building,  but of Stockholm as well.

 A small café abuts the grounds and you can even swim in the waters that lap up against it.

8. Moderna Museet.

Located on the incredible island of Skeppsholmen, Moderna is home to an excellent collection of Swedish (and international)  modern and contemporary art –  think Picasso and Giacometti.

 It also hosts numerous exhibitions,  such as the recent visit by celebrated performance artist Marina Abramović.

 Several excellent restaurants and an amazing gift shop round out the offering.

9. Junibacken

Revisit your childhood at Junibacken, which takes you into the world of Astrid Lindgren, Sweden’s world-renowned children’s author.

 Pippi Longstocking is of course an integral part of the museum,  but you’ll also meet Emil, Karlsson on the Roof, The Brothers Lionheart, and many more.

 The Story Train exhibitions were designed by the Royal Dramatic Theatre, the bookshop is extremely well stocked and the restaurant offers not just great traditional Swedish food,  but also killer views.

10. Skyview

You’ll experience the best views in town from heart-stopping heights when you ride to the top of the world’s largest spherical building, Globe, in a glass gondola. 

The trip takes about  30 minutes and at the top, you’ll take in 360- degree views of the city. 

Globe is home to some great shops and restaurants and is one of the premier event venues in Stockholm.

Shirley L. Bryant

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