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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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Good place to see the royal habits

Especially in cold daysthis is a good place They have an exhibition of the royal weddings in the last years The treasury and royal apartments were very interesting to see Yet we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The palace was a fantastic piece of architecture and it was great to see it. We also were able to see the changing of the guard, which was a special experience! We did not go inside as we were struck for time however, the immensity of the outside structure was enough to satisfy our tourist needs! Definitely was worth seeing... More 

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is truly amazing. It has served as the official residence of the royal family, it was completed in the mid 18th century after war associated delays. The exterior is done in Baroque style while the interior is Rococo. There are over 1400 rooms and it is no wonder your ticket is good for 72 hours. The residence is divided... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't go inside the palace. From the outside it was quite nice but nothing special. We stayed to see the changing of the guard which was quite disappointing. It seemed very badly rehearsed. You get a good view from the front side of the palace at the water.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing that this is open to the public when the Royal Family does spend time here. A huge building that reinforces the fact that Sweden was once THE power in northern Europe. Lots of wonderful rooms to wander thru including the Royal Chapel & Throne Room. If you are there at the right time see the changing of the guard... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Especially in cold daysthis is a good place They have an exhibition of the royal weddings in the last years The treasury and royal apartments were very interesting to see Yet we were expected the royal treasury to be richer that it is

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a wonderfully organised Palace with a number of exhibitions. To deal with the various rooms in the palace, the Treasury, the museum below and various other attractions will take up most of a day and it is well worth it. We did not need to book in advance, there were no queues and everything is very well laid... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Along the road of heritage walk from old town, this royal palace becomes a next stop. Travelers will see guard exchange and parade as the history performance. The ground floor mural painting is stunning. Photographers MÄY take some great photos when sunset coming in from the door.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While many visitors take a journey within, we opted to only marvel at the palace from the outside. While the architecture is on the modest side (for a Royal palace), you really can’t miss this architecture of grandeur as it dramatically monopolizes the Gamla Stan city-scape. If time allows and especially if kids are in tow, find your way through... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just happened to be in Stockholm when the King of Sweden was hosting the president of Chile. Had front and center view of the Palace, the King's Royal Guard complete with band. The King and the president of Chile rode by (15 feet away) in an open air horse drawn carriage. What a nice treat!

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Messina, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A complete tour to visit this beautiful place, can take you back in time. The really wonderful paintings. I heartily recommend a place like this can not be visited.

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Staying in Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen

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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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