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Slottsbacken 2 B-C, Stockholm 111 30, Sweden
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
+46 8 440 82 00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Blink and you might miss it. Strange little guy adorned with interesting artifacts. The adjacent church was closed but statue still can be visited

Thank OriginalTaz
Reviewed 19 August 2018

My partner and I thought this statue was very good, not least because she is blind and could touch it and experience it that way. Coins were left for good fortune!

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 12 August 2018

I'm not too sure what this statue is for but people seemed to be leaving coins as offerings. Thinking that it might bring me some good luck I decided to do the same and it worked! We had 8 days of brilliant sunshine and a...More

Thank Its-Me-Me
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I think this is more of a cult kind of thing to see because it is so small. In my opinion not much to it. Just basically a small statue.

Thank Promart1
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Another piece of art history in the Gamla Stan Stockholm. The smallest bronze statue I’ve ever seen. Just another sculpture in this neighborhood filled with works of art. Tourist leave money for there own reasons. Worth a visit while in old town!

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Hidden i asmall backjard sits this small boy in the huge city. The sweetest statue i have ever seen.

Thank 2014geni
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

This statue is really small. I think that is supposed to be the appeal. I don’t get it. It’s. It that it’s bad. I just didn’t get the point. People do leave money by it.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 11 June 2018

This very small sculpture is a bit hard to find, but if you look for the Finnish church close to the castle, you will find it in their yard. If possible go there when it is dark. Then a spotlight will shine on the boy...More

1  Thank keda001
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

I always enjoy finding/seeking out little known locations and Jarnpojken is one of them! So tiny you could miss it! Leave a coin and make a wish.

Thank Cara C
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Hard to spot unless you are with a guide. Very minute but cute statue. While there it was quite warm so the hat was not on its head. As you can see, many people touch the statue for good luck as it's head is a...More

Thank Latinhunny33
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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)
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