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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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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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See the changing of the guard; don't feel guilty if you skip other things

You buy a pass for everything. Seeing the jewels is awesome and only takes 20 minutes or so (there are only a few small-ish rooms. The palace is...too big. It goes on forever... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Oxford
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't know what we were expecting but we were not overwhelmed by our experience. Nonetheless we were glad to have made the visit otherwise we would have wondered if we had really missed something. A lot of our National Trust properties here at home have more to offer.

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North Hampton, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You buy a pass for everything. Seeing the jewels is awesome and only takes 20 minutes or so (there are only a few small-ish rooms. The palace is...too big. It goes on forever. FOREVER. If you took your time it would take hours and hours. If you breeze through it still takes a couple hours. So, people with children or... More 

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Bellevue Hill, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a look if you happen to be in the Old Town around midday. It can be very cold at the highest point of the Old Town if there is any wind at the time, which there was on our visit so a quick soup in one of the near by Cafe's is a very good idea.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The grounds themselves are very pretty and extremely interesting depending on what you're interested in. My favorites were the royal apartments and the Crown Jewels in the treasury building. Honestly the highlight of my visit was a state visit by the king and guests. They rode by in their horse and buggy. They passed me on the bridge and then... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At 2 PM most days, English-speaking tourists can take a delightfully informative tour that presents the highlights of Swedish history and the monarchy in an hour. Our tour guide was an older man, Christian, who was funny as well as full of knowledge. One of the best hours I spent in Stockholm!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not have the chance to enter the place since it was FULL but I was around 12:00 for change of guards, very interesting!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the palace. Usually palaces are similar. Loved the Treasury and the stable area with the suits of armour. There was a great area for kids to dress up and play. That looked like fun!!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal Palace is a must if you are visiting Stockholm. The rooms are beautiful and if like me you get amazed by chandeliers there are just too many to count in these buildings. I now have numerous photographs of them from all angles just love the reflections. You can walk around reading the history and factual boards or you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go for the guided tour as you get so much more! The guide we had was just excellent. Sunday tour 10.30 in English. The rooms are ornate, visit includes access to the Treasury jewels too.

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Angelholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Next time in Stockholm u must visit the royal castle, one of the best castles in Sweden with fine history around.

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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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