Kungliga Slottet - Royal Palace, Stockholm

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    The Royal Palace (Kungliga Slottet)

    by Robmj Written Dec 1, 2014

    The new palace was built in the 17th century on the site of the original Tre Kroner castle.

    It is the largest royal palace still in use for its original purpose and has 608 rooms.

    Its royal treasury contains many treasures and you can also visit Museum Tre Kroner to see the foundations of the 13th century castle foundations and exhibits reduced from the medieval castle.

    The changing of the guards takes place at around midday (depending on season) in an outer courtyard on the south side, its well worth seeing.

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    Royal Palace

    by Mkwire Written Oct 16, 2014

    The Royal Palace contains 608 rooms,and is one of the largest in the world.The Royal family no longer live here,but it is used to hold official functions.There are countless paintings,sculptures and other works of art on display,as well as an exhibition about the royal family.The palace is open daily between 10 and 5pm,but is closed on mondays between september and may,when it also closes an hour earlier.Admission is 150 kronor,which includes the treasury and tre kronor museum.

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    Royal Palace

    by Kathrin_E Written Jun 9, 2014

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    In the townscape of Gamla Stan, the Royal Palace is a striking element. The large flat building appears like a big brownish shoebox. It qualifies as probably the ugliest palace I have ever seen, and I have seen quite a lot. Why King and Queen prefer to live in the idyllic surroundings of Drottningholm and come here for work only is easily understandable.

    This is still a ‘working’ palace, meaning that some parts are heavily guarded and off-bounds to visitors. Nevertheless there is quite a lot to see and visit inside the palace, like the historical rooms and halls, the treasure chamber and some museums. I did not have the time to enter and see any of them, though. This is on the list for “next visit”.

    The palace chapel is free to enter and needs no tickets. However, there is a strict “no photos” policy so I cannot show you any pictures. It was inaugurated already in the 1750s but the interior is rather neoclassical than rococo as could be expected – seems they have worked on the furnishing for at least 20 years longer.

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    Royal Palace

    by HORSCHECK Updated Dec 7, 2013

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    The Royal Palace (Kungliga Slottet) is the official residence of the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustav. It has more than 600 rooms and is therefore the biggest palace in the world, which is still used by a head of state.

    The Royal Palace was built in Italian Baroque style between 1697 and 1754 on the site of the former medieval castle "Tre Kronor".

    Directions:
    The Royal Palace is located in the northeastern corner of the old town (Gamla Stan).
    The nearest metro stop is "Gamla Stan".

    Website: http://www.royalcourt.se/

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    The Royal Palace

    by mvtouring Written Jul 26, 2013

    The royal palace in Stokholm is one of the largest and most living palaces in Europe. It houses a historical collection of European and Swedish art from the middle ages through to present day. Built in the Italian baroque style, the palace was completed in 1754. It is the official residence of the Swedish King

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    The Royal Palace

    by MalenaN Written Jun 22, 2013

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    The Royal Palace in Stockholm was constructed during the 18th century. There has been a palace at this site longer, but the previous castle was destroyed in a fire.

    The Royal family doesn't live here (they live at Drottningholm Castle) but the king has his office here and the palace is also used for representation.

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    THE ROYAL PALACE - ROYAL CHAPEL - 3

    by balhannah Updated Feb 6, 2012

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    As we weren't able to do a Palace tour, we decided to go and have a look at the Royal Chapel, located in the opposite door to where the entrance ticket's are bought.

    The Royal Chapel is FREE OF CHARGE.

    During the summer season the chapel is open to the public twice a week, allowing a viewing of the interior, architecture and art.
    The chapels interior was completed in the middle of the 1700s, and includes sculptures, statues and ceiling paintings, it's beautiful!

    The Royal Chapels morning services and masses with music every Sunday is at 11:00am. During During the summer month's, there is an organ concert every Friday at 1pm.

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    THE ROYAL PALACE - 2

    by balhannah Updated Feb 5, 2012

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    Walking up the hill from the Royal Armoury, we came to another Palace guard standing at the entrance way to the Royal Palace.

    The palace was built on the foundation's of the medieval castle - Tre Kronor (Three Crowns), dating back to the mid 13th century which was destroyed by fire.

    It took 57 year's to build the new Palace, and no wonder!
    It has 1430 rooms, 660 with windows and is one of the largest royal palaces in the world still in use for its original purpose.
    I thought the way it's set out is interesting. The palace consists of four rows: western, southern, eastern, and northern, each represent's something different. The southern facade represents the nation, the west facade represents the king, the east facade represents the queen, and the northern facade represents the common royal. These four rows surround the inner courtyard.

    The Royal Apartments are said to be magnificent, ranging in style from baroque to rococo to Gustavian neo-classisism, like the Pillar Hall, and on to the eclectic styles of the 19th century.
    We didn't do a tour, as we wanted to see the changing of the guard's, and you had to buy a time-slot.

    Entrance tickets are sold at the Ticket & Information office in the Outer Courtyard during regular opening hours.
    Tickets are also sold at the entrance to the Treasury and the Tre Kronor Museum.

    OPEN.....
    15 May–16 September: Daily 10:00–5PM
    17 September–14 May: Tuesday–Sunday 12:00–4PM

    ADMISSION IN 2011.....
    Adults SEK 150
    Children 7–18 years old and students SEK 75
    Free entrance for children under 7 years of age in the company of a guardian.
    Includes visit to the Royal Apartments, the Treasury and the Tre Kronor Museum within seven days.
    From 15 May to 16 September, Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities is also included.

    The guided tour takes approx 45 minutes. To follow a guided tour simply buy your entrance ticket and meet at the designated time and place for the start of the tour.

    Excellent value!

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    ROYAL PALACE [waterside] -1

    by balhannah Written Feb 4, 2012

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    The Royal Palace is a huge complex, so I will cover it over several tip's.

    First, it is the home of His Majesty The King, and also a place of work for the King and the Queen.
    It's where monarchy's official receptions are held, and is also open to the public, making this an unique Royal Palace.

    The palace, built in baroque style, is formed as a Roman palace and has more than 600 rooms divided between seven floors, with a state apartment facing the city and smaller living rooms facing the inner courtyard.

    When I first came upon the Palace I was walking along the water front. Here, there was a high wall with statue's and some flower's, so I went up the step's to see what I could see. A nice gate, a view of the Palace, and the Palace guard.
    I couldn't say I was at all impressed with the guard, very sloppy and wouldn't pass in most countries!

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    Combination tickets

    by UKDaisy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I recommend the purchase of a combination ticket (130 SEK). This allows you to visit The Royal Apartments, The Treasury, The Tre Kronor Museum and the Gustav III Museum of Antiquities (separate admission of each place would cost 90 SEK each). The combination ticket is valid for 30 days from the day of purchase, so you don't have to do everything in one day.

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    Royal Palace

    by percy961 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    With 608 rooms, the Stockholm Royal Palace is the biggest palace in the world still used by a head of state - King Carl XVI Gustav. The palace houses several of the greatest and most interesting sights in Stockholm - the Royal Apartments, the Hall of State, the Apartments of the Orders of Chivalry, the Treasury, the Tre Kronor Palace Museum, the Armoury and the Museum of Antiquities of Gustav III. The Changing of the Guards ceremony takes place Wednesdays and Saturdays at 12.15 and on Sundays and public holidays at 13.15.

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    The Royal Library - National library of Sweden

    by vec Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Kungliga biblioteket (The Royal Library) is the national library of Sweden. The building in Humlegården is from 1878.

    The library collects everything that is printed in Sweden. This means that if something is released in Sweden, you will find it here.

    Due to the amount of material all books are stored in magazines and have to be ordered one day in advance. All books must be read at the library since they are not free to borrow.

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    Kungliga Slottet

    by martin_nl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The history of the Royal Palace goes back many centuries. Extensive excavations of the surrounding area (Helgeandsholmen) between 1978 and 1980 revealed traces of very ancient timber structures, dateable to the end of the 10th century. Today the administration of the Royal Court is located here, and this too is the setting for most of the official receptions given by the Head of State.

    A lot of parts of the palace are open to the public. Among these places are a lot of museums like the Tre Kronor Museum, the Treasury, Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities and the Royal Apartments. You can buy a special day pass which will give you entrance to all these sights. Everyday there is a change of the guards at 12:00 noon.

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    The Royal Palace

    by Raimix Updated Mar 4, 2011

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    This palace is a part of old town and seems to be very big and with beautiful architecture. Palace was constructed in the 18th century. Now it is a residence of Sweden King. Sometimes, especially in holidays, there are the parades of soldiers. It houses some museums.

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    Royal palace

    by ruki Updated Dec 3, 2010

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    This is the largest building in the old town. The palace has 610 rooms and is one of the largest royal palaces in the world.There are 45 solders protecting the king and the castle 24 hours a day and night. The soldiers are part of the royal guards- Hogvakten. The royal guard protecting the castle since 1523. This is the place where the King Carl XVI Gustav and other members of the Swedish Royal Family located.

    Opening hours:
    26 September -30 December Tuesday - Sunday12-15h
    2 January – 13 May Tuesday – Sunday 12-16h
    14 May -25 September Daily 10-17h
    Entrance fees: 100 SEK

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