Kungsträdgården, Stockholm

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    KING'S GARDEN - KUNGSTRADGARDEN

    by balhannah Updated Feb 7, 2012

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    We had alighted from the Tram, and were looking for somewhere to eat, when we found this interesting park.

    The centre was an oblong pool with fountains, and surrounding it were many steps where people were sitting enjoying the sunshine. Lining each side, are 63 Japanese Cherry Trees which were planted and flower each spring. A city architect designed the large bronze urns now lined-up along the new rectangular fountain. You will also find Byzantine horses near the park.

    We stopped at the first outdoor Cafe for a drink.
    There are a number of cafes, art galleries and restaurants and cheaper eateries, like Hamburger places, plenty of choice.

    The park is divided into four, including Square of Charles XII, Molin's Fountain, Square of Charles XIII and Fountain of Wolodarsk.
    It would be nice to see this area in winter, as then, it is an Ice Rink.
    Don't come here 1st of May, as demonstrations are held by the Left Party and other communist and left-wing parties.

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    Smaka på Stockholm (Taste Stockholm) food festival

    by marielexoteria Updated Jun 6, 2010

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    Smaka på Stockholm is a food festival that happens on the first week of June - no matter the weather. It's been done for 17 years and it's only getting more popular. Not only there's food in this festival, but also concerts with local (and sometimes some international) artists, cook(ing) challenges, competitions, etc.

    The food is prepared by restaurants that want to expand their clientèle, as this is a great opportunity to reach them.

    Free admission.

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    A great park in a beautiful city

    by jlanza29 Updated Nov 9, 2009
    Standing front of the Jacobs Kyrka church

    Just as in all great cities of the world, Stockholm has this park that allows the people to sit back and relax and see the city go by.....small in size but great indeed...great thought out park or garden like it's known in Stockholm.....

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    Jacobs Kyrka

    by Elena77 Written Oct 30, 2007

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    At the site of today's Kungsträdgården there used to be a small chapel in the Middle Ages. This early church was devoted to the patron saint of travellers: St. Jacob. The building was destroyed in 16th century by order of King Gustav I. Wasa. Thereon, in 1580, 2 new churches were built in the district of Norra Malmen: Jacobs Kyrka and Klara Kyrka.
    Jacobs Kyrka got sanctified in 1643 and parts of the interior still date back to this time. Throughout the centuries the church got restored several times and beautiful portals were added, for example.
    The extraordinary crimson facade of Jacobs Kyrka simply looked magnificent by contrast with the blue sky on this beautiful morning in Stockholm.
    Open Monday-Saturday between 11:00 - 21:00. Sundays between 09:00 - 21:00. Concerts take place on Saturdays at 15:00.

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    Kungstradgarden

    by Pieter11 Written Mar 18, 2006

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    Kungstradgarden

    At the eastern end of Norrmalm the most popular square of the city is situated: Kungstradgarden, litterly meaning: gardens of the King. It used to be the Kings' garden in ancient days, but nowdays, just like the rest of Norrmalm, you should not expect fine architecture here, or detailed flowercompositions. Kungstradgarden is more about square ponds, long rows of trees and a lot of concrete.

    During Christmas there is a huge Christmas Market here, with an track for iceskating. During summertime there are lots of open-air concerts here. In total there are about 150 events at this square every year: really a happening place.

    Around Kungstradgarden there are a lot of nightlife attractions: bars, clubs, cinema's and the square also is close to the biggest shopping streets of Stockholm.

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    Iceskating at Kungsträdgården

    by sim1 Updated Feb 1, 2006

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    This tip is going to be about the Kungsträdgården. This tip is under construction and I will try to add more info and pictures to this tip as soon as I can.

    Photo1 : Iceskating at Kungsträdgården
    Photo2 : Iceskating at Kungsträdgården
    Photo3: Statue of King Karl XIII

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    Kungsträdgården

    by sim1 Updated Feb 1, 2006

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    This tip is going to be about the Kungsträdgården. This tip is under construction and I will try to add more info and pictures to this tip as soon as I can.

    Photo1 : Kungsträdgården
    Photo2 : Statue of King Karl XII
    Photo3 : Close-up statue of King Karl XII
    Photo4 : Detail of the fountain at Kungsträdgården
    Photo5 : Statue of King Karl XIII

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    Kungsträdgården

    by Marpessa Written Oct 13, 2005

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    This was one of the first places I ‘stumbled’ upon while walking around Stockholm. I didn’t have a map on me and so was just sticking to the main streets when I game across this lovely looking ‘garden’ in the centre of the city, a nice place for me to sit down and relax for a while.

    The Garden stretches from Hamngatan to the water. There is a ‘TGI Friday’s’ here, a couple of beautiful fountains, many statues, trees, places to sit and relax (there are some grass areas) and a bandstand. A nice place to stop and eat lunch There are restaurants and cafes in the area, so buy something and then go and sit outdoors for a while!

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    Kungsträdgården

    by sue_stone Updated Aug 29, 2005

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    Kungsträdgården is a former Royal Garden located in Stockholm city. It runs from the water up to the area where the main shopping streets start.

    It is popular in summer as a place for friends to meet at it's outdoor cafés and I read that there is an ice rink here in winter.

    When we visited there was some sort of festival going on that involved sporting demonstrations and a concert. The park was filled with people enjoying the sun.

    It really did seem like a good place to relax, with an ice cream perhaps....and do some people watching.

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    Relaxing in Kungsträdgården

    by vec Written Jan 30, 2004

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    Kungsträdgården is the green oasis in the middle of Stockholm city. It's a good place for taking a rest in your walk around Stockholm city.

    Almost each day you will also find different kinds of activities in Kungsträdgården, like lot of free concerts in the summer evenings and ice skating in the winter.

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    the park Kungsträdgården

    by Maline Updated Sep 30, 2003

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    The park Kungstr?dg?rden (the King's Garden)
    This is a rectangular green area in central Stockholm. On both sides are tree-lined pedestrian roads, and closest to the water is what you might actually consider the "garden" itself. In Kungstrýdgýrden many events take place. There is a huge stage built here and anything from concerts to Volvo exhibitions are on the agenda. By the big fountain you can see people realxing, reading or having an ice-cream during fine summer days. A stroll is a must in summertime!
    At the end of the park is the Royal Swedish Opera house.

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    Kungsträdgarden Park

    by Erkmen Written Sep 8, 2003
    Resting in the park

    You can travek the whole city by walking, however you need to rest some time and near T-Centralen Kungsträdgarden park is an ideallocation, first to tour around and than lay yr tired legs for a while..

    We were told that almost all the main activiities are taking place in this park, However when we were there no main event.. May be that makes the park more essential..

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    Kungsträdgården

    by martin_nl Written Nov 10, 2002

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    Kungstr��dg��rden on a rainy day

    This square used to be the Royal Garden a long time ago. Nowadays it is a famous place for people to meet eachother. The square is the oldest in the city, and all year round various events take place here. But not on the rainy day in wintertime that I was there!! However, there was a very special train there, Harry Potter's Hogwarts Express!!

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    Kungsträdgården

    by Znaky Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Kungsträdgården
    A spot to meet people, eat some great food, watch a concert, join a festival, drink some beer, dance a little bit or just pass by on your way to The Royal Castle or Gamla Stan.

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    Kungstradgarden

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 8, 2013

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    This waterfront park faces across the water from the Parliament and Royal Palace. It houses the maginificent red Jacob's kyra.

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