The Steninge castle is a castle built at the end of the 17th century in accordance to designs by Nicodemus Tessin d.y., who got inspired by the French and Italian styles. It's one of the best preserved castles from that time.
In there there's also a Cultural Center and a glass workshop where one can, for a fee, blow and create one's own piece of glass with the help of professionals, of course ;) There's also sale of pieces made by those professionals and during Winter they arrange a Christmas market.
Pictures coming up.
In all of the Uppland province there are more than 1300 rune stones, and Märsta isn't the exception. I took the map of Sigtuna municipality I got in 2003 and started "hunting" for rune stones. The runic alphabet is available at the Sigtuna Tourist Information center.
Pictures coming up.
This might sound lame but there's really not much to do around here. Anyway, take some bread (old or bought like some of the retirees do) and feed the duckies. The kids love doing that and the duckies will thank you for it :)
Who said some of the good things of life aren't free? :)
Alanya Kolgrill is one little, cozy place where the Middle East meets Sweden. The music, the decorations and the food is great. They have this charcoal grill where your meat is cooked to order, with middle eastern marinades and spices. And they're not expensive either!
I had their fläskfilé on a stick (fillet of pork, about 5 pieces) with rice (bulgur) and salad, Mr. Sweden had their oxfilé (fillet of beef) with fries and salad and we split a baklava for dessert (3 pieces, warm and with ice cream). I had a beer and he had a large Coca Cola. The total bill for this was 378 SEK (the tip included in the price) which is about 58 USD. At first Mr. Sweden didn't like the baklava dessert but it quickly grew on him and he gave the place and the total experience a 4/5.
I rated this restaurant "less expensive than average" based on comparisons with restaurants in Stockholm because we haven't visited the few other eating places in Märsta (not counting the pizza places).
For being a little place with not much (because I don't want to say nothing) to do, Märsta has a lot of restaurants and cafés to hang out (or in when it's cold) at. One of them is this café in Märsta Centrum (name to be added later). They serve pies, sandwiches, pastries, big mugs of tea and coffee. They're also cheap and it's good for taking a break from shopping in the area.
I visited this place when it was called Golden Memories. Nice bar/nightclub with 2 floors with dance floors. The night I visited they played 80's themes - which is totally me! Usually they play a mix of what's on fashion and hot hot hot and oldies but goodies. Feel hungry after having a few cold ones or drinks and after shaking it? They have an a la carte restaurant.
Open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, sometimes they have theme nights and even a guest DJ. For being in Märsta they're quite good and with good prices.
Wednesdays and Fridays the age limit to enter is 18 years, Saturdays 22.
Dress Code: Casual/Leisure.
Bus and bicycle are the only means of transportation in and around Märsta if you don't have a car. Fortunately for me the buses work fine. Unfortunately you can't buy the bus tickets on the bus, as you could before, but for that you can always use the ticket dispenser machines located in some of the bus stops or buy a SL card or "remsa" (8 or 16 discount coupons) at Pressbyrån or at the train station. Traveling within Märsta costs 2 coupons from your "remsa".
Keep your ticket throughout the whole trip, as not having a valid ticket can give you a fine of 800-1200 SEK should a controllant catch you. Tickets do not need to be validated as the date is written in them (and time when the driver or the clerk at the station stamp them).
Märsta Centrum can be described as an open air mall composed of clothing stores, a supermarket, a flower shop, a library, a pharmacy, and stores that sell a lot of things (cosmetics, invitations, paper, etc). They have good quality merchandise with lower prices than in the city.
What to buy: What you're in the mood for: clothes, food, cosmetics, lingerie...
What to pay: What they ask for, I don't know if haggling is possible.