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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
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Address: Riddarhustorget 10, Stockholm, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 8 723 39 90
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 12:30

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Impressive and imposing looking building!

You would think to see something like this in St. Petersburg, Russia. Likely built by a Czar to appease their ego this building is so imposing, but no, it's a government building... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 August 2016
James A
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I strongly recommend booking a guided tour at Riddarhuset. The guide, Oscar Langenskiöld, was not only impressively knowledgeable, he also demonstrated a great ability to impart his knowledge in an engaging and reflective manner. The tour gave me insight into a «hidden» part of Swedish history and culture I knew very litte about before visiting Riddarhuset. After having admired all... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I simply loved this building, not only for the architecture but for the feeling that gives you when around it. I didn't only take a picture just like most people. I went to the back and took a break from walking around in the back yard. Let me tell, it was one of my best breaks, and I bag pack... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Located between the Royal Palace and the Riddarholmen Church is the Riddarhuset Swedish for the House of Knights. This institution serves to maintain records on the Swedish nobility. It was planned and built in the late 17th Century and is one of the most elegant buildings in the Gamla Stan area of Stockholm. It was not open to the public... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

You would think to see something like this in St. Petersburg, Russia. Likely built by a Czar to appease their ego this building is so imposing, but no, it's a government building really and so it's for the people. I didn't go inside due to limited time but took a few photos about the property and found it something work... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

A must see, you can't miss it on the edge of Gamla Stan towards the Riddarholm island. Beautiful architecture, stately, well maintained and restored. Worth at least a walk by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

There might be an impression, given Sweden’s modern liberal, secular democracy, that monarchy and nobility would be an anachronism but in fact there is strong public support for contemporary Swedish Royalty. This grand building, established in the mid 1600s, portrays superbly the history and activities of the noble class, up to the present. Both the south and north facades are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This is a grand building not far away from the Royal palace and the house of Parliament. It is called the house of Knights. Surrounded by beautiful buildings and canals. It has its own garden. I wasn't lucky to go inside, I don't know if it is possible anyhow.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The square is pretty, but the real attraction is the picturesque House of the Nobility. While I do not think the House is worth the steep entrance fee, if you have a Stockholm Pass, consider working this in (although it is only open from 11-12 each work day). It is very interesting to see the interior of this building, which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful buildings in old town. Nice architecture in a very nice area of stockholm. It's small garden nice, too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

I've go there every time i have the chance. I love to see how the sung goes under the water. Is quite and romantic.

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting: take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest) alleys, which will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time. This neighborhood offers a great combination of historical buildings and traditional Swedish restaurants.
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