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Royal Palace, Stockholm

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#2 of 438 in Historic Sites in Sweden
Must see · Castle · History Museum
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After the city's medieval castle was destroyed by fire, Royal Palace was built in the same spot and has served as the king's residence since the 18th century. Located in the city's old town area, this castle has over 600 rooms and five museums. Following the destructive palace fire of 1697, the current structure was built by architect Nicodemus Tessin in 1754. Tour the palace grounds and buildings to see its 18th- and 19th-century interiors, museums, and royal costumes. Many visitors like to catch the changing of the guard ceremony, which has been a tradition since 1523. Take a look at our Stockholm trip planner to schedule your visit to Royal Palace and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Beautiful Palace inside, don't let the outside fool you for being a little bland on the outside. Well worth the time & money to see the whole museum they offer, 4 parts. Also make sure you see the... 
    Beautiful Palace inside, don't let the outside fool you for being a little bland on the outside. Well worth the time & money to see the whole museum they offer, 4 parts. Also make sure you see the...  more »
  • We visited with our 9 year old daughter, and were impressed both by the ornate beauty of the Royal Palace itself - which reminded us of some of the most opulent palaces in Italy and France - but also....  more
    We visited with our 9 year old daughter, and were impressed both by the ornate beauty of the Royal Palace itself - which reminded us of some of the most opulent palaces in Italy and France - but also....  more »
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  • Simply great. Actually it's several visits. The royal jewels, the flats and the armoury. It is surprising that the flats are still in use (although recent visitors have declined the honour and gone to the hotel). Booked a couple of hours for the visit ... When booking you have to choose a time for the visit and there is only one hour of flexibility.
  • Main thing we went to see was the guard change. It is very popular and the area is very strict on where you can watch it. The horses can block the view of your not careful but they are a good part of the experience as well. Guard exchange took easily almost an hour. It started a bit early with seeing guards enter as well. Also visited the free museum more to the south.

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