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Royal Palace

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
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Address: 111 30 | Riddarholmen, Stockholm, Sweden
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+46 8 402 60 00
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The changing of the guard ceremony has been a daily tradition since 1523.

The changing of the guard ceremony has been a daily tradition since 1523.

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Parts of the Castle were under rennovation but the tour was a nice way to spend time in Stockholm. Exhibition of Royal weddings was a nice touch.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was very nice experience to visit royal palace which is used also now by royal family. It's a good place to have a little history lesson and I saw some exited children moving around the rooms playing the game and collecting stickers. Because it was winter when we visited we didn't walk around in the gardens. I think the... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Helped us learn about Swedish history of the royal family. Good displays. Well done. Felt like it was a good value for the money.

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Finland
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This time i visited the wedding gown exhibition. WOW! If you don't go on a guided tour, you must ask the "guards" in the rooms. They can tell you amazing stories. 10 point for the staff.

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Rourkela, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal Palace is a must see attraction from point of view that its the palace of the Royal Family in Sweden. The palace is well maintained. In my opinion the entrance fee is bit on the higher side. The treasury had very few exhibits. The royal apartments were worth the visit. The change of guards in front of the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parts of the Castle were under rennovation but the tour was a nice way to spend time in Stockholm. Exhibition of Royal weddings was a nice touch.

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London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With four areas to see, plus the changing of the guard outside the palace each day, it is good that the tickets you buy, SEK160 each, last for seven days....well done Stockholm! On your left as you enter, stairs down to the old palace, and the history of the great fire that raised much to the ground in the late... More 

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Kirkkonummi, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to visit one museum during your stay in Stockholm, then this is the one you should pick.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Royal Swedish Palace houses some six hundred rooms/chambers. It's not only great and well designed, but well exhibited. It's also efficiently used, since it's the current home of the Royal Swedish Family and, at the same time, can be visited by the crowd. The three sites are the Royal Apartments, the Treasury and the Museum, this last exhibits the... More 

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Province of Treviso, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the guided tour of the Palace. There are very beautiful rooms and the tour is not too long.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't expecting much from the palace due to some of the recent reviews, but we were pleasantly surprised by what we found. We bought the combination ticket, but would recommend people only by tickets to the palace itself as the treasury and other extras were a little lack lustre and small for the price we paid. The palace on... More 

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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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