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Royal Palace

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
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Address: 111 30 | Riddarholmen, Stockholm, Sweden
Phone Number:
+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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A Must See - Changing of the Guard

Very impressive is the Changing of the Guard - in their light and dark blue uniforms - nearly all of them on horses - some with musical instruments - the police rules have to be... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Vienna
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very impressive is the Changing of the Guard - in their light and dark blue uniforms - nearly all of them on horses - some with musical instruments - the police rules have to be obeyed! Worth visiting

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

a very beautiful palace where the visitor gets to walk around rooms that are otherwise in use for state functions. spectacular

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Moncton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is another European Royal Palace. There are many. This one is impressive and enormous. However, what really attracted me was the display in the basement that housed all the artifacts from the original palace which burned in the 18th Cent. It was a very different style and a very old building. While the upstairs consists of highly ornate rooms... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled across this opportunity by accident as part of an insight tour group visiting the old town area. Highlight was the opportunity to see the formality of the changing of the guard. As would be expected security is relatively high but access readily available with no cost involved

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Royal Palace in Stockholm is in fact a very large building built in a square shape. Likely it is one of the bigger palaces in Europe and the fact that it is located smack in the middle of the Old Town makes it very interesting.On all four sides it has guard houses where different regiments take turns guarding the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While the Swedish Royal Palace is not the biggest or most grand of the European palaces, it is a nice way to spend an hour to gain insight into the royal family and Swedish history. The changing of the guard (check the website for timing, but it's generally near noon) is fun to watch, especially if you've seen such ceremonies... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A bit badly organised and needs more signage but other than that, a nice visit. Not overly expensive and the staff is very nice.

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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

With its high walls and neo classic architecture the Swedish Royal Palace is a must see when visiting Stockholm. Steeped in Swedish culture it is a testament on how a monarchy can thrive hand in hand with a social democracy. If you check the schedule you can see the changing of the guard. With all of its pomp and circumstance,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Royal Palace is dark inside with a lot of renovation going on. I guess they keep it so dark to preserve the old tapestry. Many other European mansions need to do the same to preserve the old furniture and tapestry but do not look this kind of depressing. Much better off the visit the Drottingholm Palace where the royal... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I did not enjoy this adventure. The royal jewels in the treasury are with seeing, but I would skip the rest.

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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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