Järnpojken
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The area
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Neighbourhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Gamla stan • 5 min walk
  • Kungsträdgården • 8 min walk
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Trainbleu
Brussels, Belgium37,082 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
The first time we saw the Iron Boy, a minute sculpture of a sitting boy looking up at the moon, we found it very moving. A tiny figure lost in an empty courtyard. This time we saw hordes of tourists, preceded by a tourist guide, make a short stop to clap the boy on the head and leave the obligatory souvenir. And off they went, to touch the heated belly and rubbing the nose of the statue of actress Margaretha Krook for more good luck. Among the offerings they left, we even found a slice of sausage
Written 4 June 2024
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Ale Iturrioz
91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Pros...
-Cute statue ❤️
-The path to get there is gorgeous and somehow magical.
-Close to many cafes and bars
-You get to pet his head for good luck and leave a token for a wish

Cons...
If you're the kind of person who can't see wonder in the little things, you'll hate it.
Written 1 March 2024
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Alexander W
Bishops Stortford, UK1,101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We entered the courtyard I knew had the little boy statue, though even then I nearly missed him. Someone had dressed him in a hat & scarf, though I thought he looked very alone. Smaller than I thought he’d be.
Written 4 January 2024
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doppelganger_et
Thessaloniki, Greece931 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Protected in a yard, away from the fuss of Old Town, lies the Boy watching the moon; a 15cm iron statue. So small, but still provokes so many feelings..
Written 20 June 2023
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Nadia M
Arad, Bahrain592 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
A very tiny cute sculpture in a hidden place, we were fallowing goggle map and still we were about to miss it , luckily we saw some tourists gathered so we walked toward them and saw it.
Written 26 August 2022
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albertv1527
Utrecht, The Netherlands674 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
An extremely small statue. Simple but cute. Often there are coins placed next to it so that you can appreciate its (lack of) size on a photo.
It is located on a quiet spot very close to the royal palace. When on the square in front of the royal palace you will notice a yellow building standing just a bit further back from the square than the other buildings. You need to be behind that building.
Written 8 October 2019
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
'Little boy looking at the moon' is the smallest statue in Stockholm. The sculpture is only 15 centimeters high.

This sympathetic sculpture can be hard to find. It is located behind the Finnish Church next to the Royal Palace.
Written 1 October 2019
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Linda B
Raleigh, NC2,206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Sweden's smallest public monument and much beloved by locals as well as children who happen upon it. The joy in children's eyes to see something so small. They will leave little trinkets and candy. It is believed that he gives good luck to those who either rub his head or leave him something! Doesn't hurt to do both!
Written 8 August 2019
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Per-Ola E
Stockholm, Sweden237 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This is a very special statue of a tiny boy. People put different cloths on him dependign on time of year.
Written 7 August 2019
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Bill C
Vancouver, Canada4,605 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
“Jarnpojken” (Iron Boy) is Stockholm’s smallest statue. It is only 15 cm high. The actual name of the statue is “Little Boy Looking at the Moon”. It is said that if anyone rubs its head and leave a small gift, good luck will come to them. It is located in Gamla Stan.
Written 29 June 2019
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