Weekend in Stockholm


Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe due to its privileged location, its charming old town and its wealth of culture and gastronomy. The ideal destination for a getaway.

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Museo Vasa


The best preserved 17th century ship in the world

  • It is recommended to wear a sweater, since the interior is at a temperature below 20º for conservation reasons.


  • The museum does not have a luggage room.


  • If you want to get there by public transport, you can take the tram (line 7) or the bus (line 67).


  • If you want to get there by car, it is possible to find parking lots nearby.


  • The Vasa was a robust three-masted boat weighing 1,200 tons. It had 64 guns and was to have a prominent place in the Swedish navy.


  • 400 women and men participated in its construction, commissioned by King Gustav II Adolfo.


  • On August 10, 1628, he left the berth and began his maiden voyage, but after several gusts of wind and the entry of water, he ended up sinking. About 30 people died.


  • Anders Franzén searched for the ship's wreckage from a speedboat for two years, finding it in 1956.


  • Refloated in 1961, today it is part of the museum.


  • The Vasa Museum houses various exhibitions that tell the story of the ship, as well as a shop and restaurant. A very interesting bet to discover the history of the ship that sank on its maiden voyage.


  • Adults: 150 SEK Free: under 18s Admission includes guided tour, screenings and audio guide.


  • +460851954880


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: daily -From June to August, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. -Rest of the year, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) -December 31, from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. -Closed: December 24 and 25 and 1 from January.


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Nordiska museet


Sweden's largest museum of cultural history

  • If you want to get there by public transport, you can take the tram (line 7) or the bus (line 67).


  • If you want to get there by car, it is possible to find parking lots nearby.


  • The Nordic Museum is dedicated to Swedish history and culture from the late Middle Ages to the present day.


  • It was founded at the beginning of the 19th century together with the Skansen museum, which were initially part of the same project but became independent in 1963.


  • The exhibits show the traditions, the food, the habitat and, ultimately, different aspects of life according to the times.


  • The building dates from 1907 and is inspired by Danish Renaissance architecture.


  • In this beautiful palace stories are told about life in Sweden and its people. Costumes, pieces of glass and porcelain, furniture, homes, jewelery ..., an endless number of objects with which to discover a little more about Swedish culture.


  • Adults: 140 SEK Free: under 18 years old.


  • +46851954770


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: daily, from 10am to 5pm (Wednesday also from 5pm to 8pm) -Months of June, July and August, from 9am to 6pm (daily)


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Stortorget


The oldest square in the city

  • I especially recommend this square at Christmas time, where a market with artisan products and traditional food takes place.


  • If you want to arrive by public transport, you can opt for the bus (lines 2, 3, 53, 55, 57, 65, 76, 96, 191, 192, 193, 194 and 195).


  • A 15-minute walk away is T-Centralen, the Central Station, where many bus and train lines make their stop, as well as all metro lines.


  • A 5-minute walk is Gamla Stan subway station, where lines 13, 14, 17, 18 and 19 stop. 11 minutes away is Kungsträdgården subway station, where lines 10 and 11 stop.


  • The possibility of parking in this area is very limited.


  • Stortoget is a square located in the old town of Stockholm (Gamla Stan).


  • It is the historical nucleus around which the medieval city gradually developed.


  • In the surroundings of this square you will find the Swedish Academy, the Nobel Museum and the Nobel Library.


  • In the plaza there is also a well, which dried up in 1856 due to postglacial adjustment. It is currently connected to the city's water pipes.


  • This is where the Stockholm Blood Bath took place, a massacre in 1520 in which some members of the Swedish nobility were executed on the orders of the Danish king Christian II.


  • Stortoget is the ideal place to enjoy local life, Christmas markets and performances that take place in Stockholm's Old Town. For this reason, it becomes a perfect place of passage and leisure in which to enjoy the city.


  • Free


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Gamla Stan


Beautiful old town in medieval style

  • Very close to Gamla Stan is T-Centralen, the Central Station, numerous bus and train lines, as well as all the metro lines, so it is very easy to get to the old city from anywhere.


  • Various boats also depart from Gamla Stan with different routes that connect the islands that make up Stockholm.


  • Gamla Stan is Stockholm's Old Town, consisting mainly of Stadsholmen Island, although it also encompasses Riddarholmen and Helgeandsholmen.


  • It is made up of cobbled streets and alleys in medieval style.


  • Its first inhabitants were of German descent, so the architecture of the area has this influence.


  • In this place there are important buildings, such as the Nobel Museum, the House of Nobility, the Cathedral, the German Church and the Church of Riddarholmen, as well as the Royal Palace, among others.


  • Gamla Stan is a very interesting place culturally speaking, because its beautiful cobbled streets, its historical buildings and its central square, make it the perfect point to start the visit to the city.


  • Free


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Catedral de San Nicolás de Estocolmo


The oldest church in the city

  • If you want to arrive by public transport, you can opt for the bus (lines 2, 3, 53, 55, 57, 65, 76, 96, 191, 192, 193, 194 and 195).


  • A 13-minute walk is T-Centralen, the Central Station, where many bus and train lines stop, as well as all metro lines.


  • A 6-minute walk is Gamla Stan subway station, where lines 13, 14, 17, 18 and 19 stop. A 10-minute walk is Kungsträdgården subway station, where lines 10 and 11 stop.


  • The possibility of parking in this area is very limited.


  • Stockholm Cathedral is known as the "Great Church" (Storkyrkan), and is the oldest in the city.


  • Built in 1279, converted into a Lutheran church in 1527 and a cathedral in 1942.


  • It has a single tower and is built in plastered brick.


  • It is in the Gothic style, although the exterior was remodeled in a Baroque style in 1740.


  • Inside is the oldest painting in the city, the Solar Halo Picture, which reproduces an atmospheric phenomenon that was observed in the sky on April 20, 1535.


  • Important events in Swedish history, such as coronations and royal weddings, have been held at Stockholm Cathedral. Given its cultural and historical importance, it is an essential visit if you are in the city.


  • Free


  • +46087233000


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: -October to March, from 9am to 4pm -April, May and September, from 9am to 5pm -June to August, from 9am to 6pm


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Palacio Real de Estocolmo


The largest palace of the Swedish monarchy

  • You can visit the Royal Palace freely or with a guided tour. On the occasion of the King's official receptions, the royal apartments may be closed.


  • The Royal Palace proposes a special plan for children, as well as activities for Easter, autumn and Christmas.


  • If you want to arrive by public transport, you can opt for the bus (lines 2, 3, 53, 55, 57, 65, 76, 96, 191, 192, 193, 194 and 195).


  • A 13-minute walk is T-Centralen, the Central Station, where many bus and train lines stop, as well as all metro lines.


  • A 7-minute walk is Gamla Stan subway station, where lines 13, 14, 17, 18 and 19 stop. A 9-minute walk is Kungsträdgården subway station, where lines 10 and 11 stop.


  • The possibility of parking in this area is very limited.


  • The Royal Palace is the official residence of the Swedish monarchy, although the private residence of the royal family is Drottningholm Palace.


  • Here are the personal assistants of the monarch and other members of the royal family, as well as the administrative assistants of the House of the King.


  • The current palace, built by Nicodemus Tessin the Younger, has a church, 609 rooms and a garden.


  • The royal palace is guarded by the Högvakten, the royal guard, which is made up of members of the Swedish armed forces.


  • The building has four facades. The north facade represents royalty; the east facade, to the Queen; the south facade, to the nation; and the west facade, to the King.


  • A very interesting visit when discovering a new city is to know the royal way of life, so you cannot miss the Royal Palace in Stockholm and discover the history of the Royal House of Sweden.


  • Entrance to the royal apartments, the Treasury and the Museum of the Three Crowns. -Adults: SEK 160 -Students: SEK 80 -Children between 7 and 17 years old: SEK 80 -Free: under 7 years


  • +46084026100


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: -May to September, daily from 10am to 5pm. -October to April, daily from 10am to 4pm.


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Ópera Real de Estocolmo


A building with more than a hundred years of history

  • You can visit the Opera by attending a performance or with a guided tour.


  • If you want to arrive by public transport, you can opt for the tram (line 7) or the bus (lines 2, 54, 55, 57, 65, 76, 96, 191, 192, 193, 194 and 195).


  • T-Centralen, the Central Station, is an 11-minute walk away, where numerous bus and train lines stop, as well as all metro lines.


  • A 4-minute walk is Kungsträdgården Metro Station, where lines 10 and 11 stop.


  • If you want to get there by car, it is possible to find parking lots nearby.


  • The first building of the Royal Opera House was demolished in 1892, and replaced by the current building, which was inaugurated in 1899.


  • The original building, opened in 1780, was commissioned by King Gustav III, and was used for a century.


  • The current building, designed by Axel Johan Anderberg in a neoclassical style, has a capacity for 1,200 people.


  • It was inaugurated with the opera Estrella de Soria, by the Swedish composer Franz Berwald.


  • An elegant place where you can enjoy interesting shows, without having to wear special clothing and with a restaurant. A very interesting bet if you are in Stockholm.


  • Guided tour: 95 SEK (general price)


  • +46087914300


  • 1 h - 2 h

    1h (guided tour)


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Schedule: guided tours every Saturday at 12:30 p.m. -Each show has a different schedule that must be consulted in the Opera calendar -Box office hours: Monday to Friday, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 12 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays closed.


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Stockholms Medeltidsmuseum


European Museum of the Year Award for its inauguration

  • If you want to arrive by public transport, you can opt for the bus (lines 2, 3, 53, 55, 57, 65, 76, 96, 191, 192, 193, 194 and 195).


  • T-Centralen, the Central Station, is an 11-minute walk away, where numerous bus and train lines stop, as well as all metro lines.


  • A 10-minute walk is Gamla Stan subway station, where lines 13, 14, 17, 18 and 19 stop. A 7-minute walk is Kungsträdgården subway station, where lines 10 and 11 stop.


  • The possibility of parking in this area is very limited.


  • The Medieval Museum was built in the late 1970s, around old monuments discovered in an archaeological dig.


  • To display these finds, it was opened in 1986, designed by artist Kerstin Rydh, who received the European Museum of the Year Award, in 1986.


  • It hosts thematic exhibitions, in addition to organizing conferences, programs, symposia and even educational activities focused on the younger audience.


  • It has a book store related to the Middle Ages.


  • In the Medieval Museum you can learn about the life of the Middle Ages in Stockholm, its houses, workshops and port, which makes it a more than interesting bet to continue knowing the city.


  • Free Audio Guide: 30 SEK


  • +460850831620


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday closed. Tuesday, and Thursday to Sunday, from 12pm to 5pm. Wednesday from 12pm to 8pm. -Closed: December 24, 25 and 31. -Guided tours: from Tuesday to Sunday, at 1pm.


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Ayuntamiento de Estocolmo


The place where the Nobel Prizes are awarded

  • Being a work place and not a tourist one, it is only possible to visit it by booking a guided tour (in English or Swedish, although in summer several languages are offered, including Spanish).


  • Between May and September you can climb the tower with the three gold crowns, one of the town hall's jewels.


  • Weddings are usually held at the Town Hall on Saturdays, and some rooms may be closed to visitors.


  • If you want to get there by public transport, bus lines 3 and 53 stop right in front of the Town Hall.


  • If you want to get there by car, it is possible to find parking lots nearby.


  • Stockholm City Hall is the seat of local government, located on Jungsholmen Island.


  • It houses offices, conference rooms, function rooms and the luxurious Stadshuskällaren restaurant.


  • In the Blå hallen (Blue Room), the annual banquet of the Nobel Prizes is held, and it houses the largest organ in Scandinavia.


  • Its construction took 12 years, from 1911 to 1923, and almost eight million red bricks.


  • It was inaugurated during the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Gustavo Vasa, King of Sweden, to Stockholm.


  • An 8-minute walk away is T-Centralen, the Central Station, where many bus and train lines stop, as well as all metro lines.


  • This beautiful red brick building has wonderful views from its tower, as well as housing the hall for the celebration of the Nobel Prize every December. It is a mandatory visit if you are in the city.


  • Guided tour: -Adults: 90 SEK (between November and March) and 120 SEK (between April and October). -Pensioners: they have a 20 SEK discount -Free: children up to 11 years old. Entrance to the tower (only from May to September) -60 SEK (maximum capacity 30 people at a time)


  • +460850829058


  • 30 min - 1 h

    45min (tour)


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: -Tours in English (daily visits every hour, between 10am and 3pm) -Tours in Swedish (daily visits at 12pm and 2pm) -Tours in Spanish (daily visits from 06/07 to 08/31 , every hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) -Ascent to the tower (between May and September): several shifts available between 9:10 a.m. and 3:50 p.m.


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Palacio Museo Hallwyl


Historic residential palace with museum

  • If you want to arrive by public transport, you can opt for the tram (line 7) or the bus (lines 1, 2, 54, 55, 57, 65, 69, 75, 76, 91, 96, 191, 192, 193, 194,195 and 291).


  • A 13-minute walk is T-Centralen, the Central Station, where many bus and train lines stop, as well as all metro lines.


  • A 4-minute walk is the Östermalmstorg metro station, where lines 13 and 14 stop. A 5-minute walk is the Kungsträdgården metro station, where lines 10 and 11 stop.


  • If you want to get there by car, it is possible to find parking lots nearby.


  • It was built by the Swedish architect Isak Gustaf Clason between 1893 and 1898, as a residence for Counts Walther and Wilhelmina von Hallwyl.


  • In addition, it housed the countess's extensive art collection.


  • This building has a combination of styles from Venetian Gothic to Spanish Renaissance, and the best materials and craftsmen were used for its interior.


  • After the death of the countess, the palace was donated to the Swedish State, with the idea that it would be converted into a museum and keep it intact.


  • Thus, the Museum has a collection of more than 50 thousand pieces of armor, porcelain, tapestries, silver, etc., which the Countess left cataloged in an inventory.


  • In this palace you can discover how one of the noble families of the time lived, in addition to knowing their personal collection. A very interesting option that is worth a visit if you are in Stockholm.


  • A part of the museum can be accessed for free. Guided tour -Adults: 80 SEK -Free: under 19 years Audio guides -40 SEK (adults), 20 SEK (children)


  • +46084023099


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Closed Monday, Tuesday to Friday from 12pm to 4pm (Wednesdays until 7pm), Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 5pm. -On holidays the schedule may vary.


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Östermalms Saluhall


One of the 7 best markets in the world

  • If you want to arrive by public transport, you can opt for the tram (line 7) or the bus (lines 1, 2, 54, 55, 57, 65, 69, 75, 76, 91, 96, 191, 192, 193, 194,195 and 291).


  • T-Centralen, the Central Station, is an 18-minute walk away, where many bus and train lines make their stop, as well as all metro lines.


  • A 4-minute walk is the Östermalmstorg metro station, where lines 13 and 14 stop. 8 minutes away is the Kungsträdgården metro station, where lines 10 and 11 stop.


  • If you want to get there by car, it is possible to find parking lots nearby.


  • It was built in 1888 and retains much of the original decoration.


  • It is located in the elegant Östermalms neighborhood, next to a square lined with outdoor flower stalls.


  • The market is divided into various wooden stalls, where local and traditional products are exhibited, as well as others imported from all over the world.


  • There are fish, meat, mushroom, fruit, vegetable and pastry stalls among others, as well as shops where you can taste local products.


  • The Östermalms market is an ideal place to get to know the local life of the city of Stockholm, in addition to being able to buy typical products or eat in its restaurants or cafes.


  • Free


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sundays, closed.


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Östermalm


The neighborhood where Stockholm's well-to-do class sett

  • In Östermalm Stureplan Square there are a variety of dining options that make this place an ideal area for nightlife.


  • Due to its length, Östermalm can be reached on numerous bus lines, however, the best option is the metro (lines 13 and 14).


  • Östermalm is a posh neighborhood in Stockholm, known for its exclusive bars and restaurants on Stureplan Square.


  • In the neighborhood are the Swedish History Museum, which exhibits weapons from the Viking age, Humlegården Park and the National Library of Sweden.


  • In addition to its designer boutiques, there is the Saluhall, a market known for its traditional specialties.


  • With a population of more than 36,000 inhabitants, it is one of the most populated and wealthy districts of the city, since here you can find one of the most expensive housing prices in the entire country.


  • With elegant buildings, a rich gastronomic offer and beautiful streets, the Östermalm neighborhood is a very interesting option to discover the wealthier side of the city of Stockholm.


  • Free


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Skogskyrkogården


Impressive cemetery in the middle of the forest

  • There are toilets in the cemetery


  • If you want to arrive by public transport, you can opt for the metro (line 18) or the bus (lines 161, 180, 183, 816 and 890).


  • If you want to arrive by car, there are parking facilities on the premises.


  • Skogskyrkogården literally means "the forest graveyard". It adapts to the nature of the forest, with chapels and a crematorium, and is inspired by the forest cemeteries of Hamburg and Munich, in Germany.


  • It has around 50 thousand tombs, as well as a "forest of memory", where it is buried anonymously.


  • It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994.


  • A cemetery is an unusual place as a tourist attraction, however Skogskyrkogården is a very well-kept place where you can breathe a lot of peace and in a spectacular forest. It is worth a visit if you have several days in the city of Stockholm.


  • Free entry: free Audio guide (history, places and buildings): free. You can download it and take it on your smartphone. Guided tour: 150 SEK


  • +460850831730


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: from May 1 to September 30, and on weekends in October, from 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. Closed on summer night and summer day. -Guided tours: every Sunday at 10:30 am in English, from June to September.


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Museo Sueco de Historia Natural


One of the most important museums in the country

  • The museum has bathrooms on all levels, adapted toilets and baby changing tables.


  • There are lockable cupboards to store your belongings. You need a coin to close them.


  • If you want to get there by public transport, you can opt for the bus (lines 50, 540, 608, 624C, 628C, 639, 670, 676, 680, 690, 691, 696 and 699).


  • A 4-minute walk is the Universitetet station, where metro lines 13 and 14 stop, as well as various trains.


  • If you want to get there by car, it is possible to find parking lots nearby.


  • It emerged in 1700 as the Academy of Natural Sciences, and in 1740 it became the first Swedish civil museum. Its activity to the public begins in 1778.


  • In 1828, the Academy bought Westmansk Palace to house the extensive collection, and thanks to government grants, it became a Natural Museum in 1841.


  • In terms of permanent exhibits, the Museum displays fossils and life on earth, human history, the human body, life in water, the diversity of life, Nature in Sweden, and exhibits relating to the Arctic, climate and the interior of the Earth among many others.


  • In addition, the Museum has Cosmonova, a planetarium and the only dome-shaped IMAX cinema in the entire country.


  • The Stockholm Museum of Natural History is a more than safe bet, especially if you are traveling with children, as it is an opportunity to get to know interesting aspects of life and the world around us in depth.


  • Free admission to the Cosmonova exhibitions (40min) -Adults: 120 SEK -From 2 to 18 years: 60 SEK Cosmonova (20 min) -Adults: 80 SEK -From 2 to 18 years: 40 SEK


  • +460851954000


  • 2 h - 4 h

    Cosmonova: duration of the film 40min or 20min.


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday closed, Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 6pm.


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Biblioteca Pública de Estocolmo


One of the most remarkable buildings in Stockholm

  • There is a section for children, and they usually organize activities such as singing, theater or movies for them.


  • This is a place of consultation and study, so you must keep quiet during your visit.


  • If you want to arrive by public transport, you can opt for the bus (lines 2, 4, 6, 50, 57, 61, 67, 72, 94, 96, 516, 526, 565, 595, 690 and 691).


  • A 4-minute walk is Odenplan station, where metro lines 17, 18 and 19 stop, as well as various trains.


  • If you want to get there by car, it is possible to find parking lots nearby.


  • It is located in a cylindrical building designed by the Swedish architect Erik Gunnar Asplund and completed in 1928. It is one of his most important works.


  • It was the first public library in the country to allow visitors to freely access books without having to request them from staff.


  • All the furniture in the library was designed for its specific location and use.


  • It has more than 2 million books, and more than 2.4 million songs saved on cassettes and CDs.


  • Impressive on the outside and also on the inside, the Stockholm Public Library is one of those places that invites you to relax, discover and learn new things. It is a very interesting visit to do if you are in the city.


  • Free


  • +460850830900


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Thursday, from 10am to 9pm, Friday from 10am to 7pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 5pm.



1 Ratings

martinamendoza

martinamendoza

Una ciudad muy muy linda. Tiene mucho verde y mucho encanto recorriendo sus barrios. Las estaciones de metro son una obra de arte.

14/08/2020