This medieval church was built as a Franciskan monastery church in 1270 - and is the only remaining building from this convent. During the last 400 years it has been used as a burial church for the Swedish monarchy and aristocracy - and since 1807 the church is no longer in use for congregational practice.
The caractheristic spire made of wrought iron was drawed by E.G.Gøthe after a thunderstorm in 1835 - but has since been restored.
The Riddarholmen Church, Stockholm, is Sweden´s Pantheon. Stockholm´s only remaining abbey was built in the late 1200s for the Franciscans. The church is the royal burial church of the Swedish kings, queens and aristocracy.
During opening hours there is an english guided tour every hour.
Take a walk around Riddarkyrkan
One of the oldest, if not the oldest church in Sweden still standing. The original building was put up in the middle-late 13th Century, and became the Royal Church with the Royal Families from that time to the (almost) present buried in vaults that have been added to the original as time progressed.
This 13th century church is the final resting place of swedish Monarchs starting with Gustav Aldohus (1632).
The Northern facade of Riddarholmskyrkan comes on Birger Jarls Torg square.
The monument to the founder of the city Birger Jarls is established in the centre of the square.