Kungliga Slottet - Royal Palace, Stockholm

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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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    Obelisk in front of Royal Palace

    by Rupanworld Written Oct 20, 2008

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    This is a photo taken at the foot of the tall Obelisk in front of the Royal Palace. It was erected in 1788 AD in honor of Stockholm's merchant class that who supported the Swedish monarchy in a war against Russia. It serves as a landmark and a good meeting spot for tour groups.

    Address: Near the royal palace

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    Slottskyrkan

    by Rupanworld Written Oct 20, 2008

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    Slottskyrkan is the church located inside the royal palace in the east wing. It has beuatiful interiors and the ceiling is very attractive. The interiors is furnished with white marble and finished in golden. It contains nineteeth century statues of the Apostles by the Norwegian sculptor Hans Michelsen which are also very impressive.
    The church is open Monday to Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM

    Address: In the east wing of the Royal palace

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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.

    Directions: On the island of Gamla Stan.

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    The Royal Palace

    by Tomtom-Paris Updated Aug 12, 2003

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    This palace was built in the 18th century on the ruins of the old palace burnt.
    The changing of the guard is at 12:15 (Sunday 13:15). You can see some photos in my travelogue

    In this palace you can visit the state apartments, the royal treasury, the royal armoury, the Kronor museum.

    Directions: Gamla Stan

    Website: http://www.royalcourt.se

    The royal palace

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    the royal office

    by Lili.Mont Written Aug 21, 2008

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    this is the biggest royal palace in the whole world and still the king's office.the building was finished in 1754 in baroque architectural style.in summer time you can see changing of the gaurds outside here.you can take a tour guide and don't forget royal appartments which are opened 10-16 h in summer.there is a combination ticket for the castle and 2 museums inside it.it cost 130 SEK(65 for children & students) but for royal appartments you have to buy separate ticket which costs 90 SEK.(35 for children&student).

    Address: Gamla Stan

    Directions: near Gamla Stan metro station

    Phone: 004684026130

    Website: http://www.royalcourt.se

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    Kungliga Slottet (Royal Palace)

    by pure1942 Written Mar 2, 2008

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    The Kungliga Slottet or Royal palace is the official residence of the King of Sweden. THe King and Queen have offices in the palace. The palace was built on the site of the old Tre Kronor (Three Crowns) fortress which was constructed in the 13th century and was destroyed by a fire in the 17th century.
    Certain areas of the palace are open to the public including the Banqueting rooms, the guest adn Bernadotte Apartments, the Apartments of the Orders of Chivalry, the Hall of State and the Royal Chapel.

    Address: Kungliga Slottet, Gamla Stan

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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

    Address: Slottsbacken 1,

    Directions: Old town (Gamla Stan)
    The Western Vault 3

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    Royal Palace

    by hevbell Updated May 23, 2010

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    This palace is no longer a Royal Residence but the Swedish King and Queen do have their offices here and hold official ceremonies and audiences with foreign dignitaries. Although there have been forts or palaces on this site since the 11th century, this current palace dates from 1700s and was designed by Tessin the Younger. You can take a tour around the state apartments which includes the guest apartments [where visiting Royals/dignitaries would have stayed], the beautiful Hall of State and Karl XIs gallery. The changing of guard takes place at noon every day, which we weren't there in time for unforunately. One thing I liked was the modern room that had been gifted to the King & queen, it was a nice contrast and nice to think that in decades (centuries?) to come visitors will be able to see something of our style as well as the centuries old.

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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.

    Picture is cut from the postcard
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    Museum Tre Kronor

    by Pakistaniguy Written Feb 25, 2003

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    This Museum is one of the most beautiful ones. Actually, there was a Castle of the King of Sweden known as The Castle of 'Tre Kronor' - 'Three Crowns'. but it was burnt down and only a small part of it was left. The king ordered to built the Castle again and this Musuem is this new Castle which was built at the place of Tre Kronor.

    Directions: In Gamla Stan.

    Museum Timings.
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    Tre Kronor Museum

    by Pakistaniguy Written Feb 25, 2003

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    This new Palace for the King was built on the place of the old one which was burnt down yearssss back and only one small portion was left unburnt. But now King does not use this Palace anymore and have shifted to another palace in Drottiningholm and have asked this palace to be converted in a Museum.

    It IS NOT allowed to make pictures inside the Palace but i have secretively made a few of them and you can check on inside the travelogue of 'Tre Kronor' on my Stockholm Page.

    Address: Gamla Stan

    Front entrance of Tre Kronor
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    Beautiful palace!

    by stfan Written Dec 4, 2004

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    This was the second thing we visited. Be careful to go there early in the morning since most attractions close around 15:00 (3:00 PM). We bought these combination tickets which gives you access to everything! Well mind the time! We got lost. We visited the royal apartments which were absolutely stunning and we "joined" this guided tour and we followed it around and we forgot the time and we had half an hour left until everything would close. So we ran out and decided to try to see something else, dont remember what is was. Well we didnt find it but we did find the treasury which was so cool to see. Well when we finished that and we ran around the whole damn place it was like 5 minutes to three when we found that museum that we were looking for. It has the same intrance as the royal apartments! So we ran around the palace when there was no need. Needless to say the guy didnt want to let us in. So we went home with half used tickets.

    So come there early and buy the combo ticket, its best. Students get of course discount. Walk around and see everything you can and please mind the time! Have fun!

    Address: Gamla stan

    Directions: Gamla Stan - City center

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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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    Tre kronor for real :o)

    by Dinken Updated Jun 18, 2007

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    The guards are very friendly and handsome :oD, and the ceremony is worth seeing twice.:oD Don't hesitate to walk into the palace and take a look at the chambers and halls (you're not allowed to take pictures inside), go down to the treasury and to the Tre Kronor museum. There's also a nice shop outside the palace, you can buy... some king's honey for example.:oD You can get one ticket and visit all those places any time you want, I mean, any other day. The places that you have visited will be crossed out. But once I started I couldn't stop.:o) The palace is very beautiful and luxurious, and simply curious to have a look at. And the guy in the Treasury somehow found out that I haven't seen Tre Kronor, and he crossed it once again (as his colleague from the Palace confused me and crossed it out, as he was sure I've been to Tre Kronor) and wrote "får se igen" (should see once again), that was sooo sweet.:oD Svenskar är bäst, ingen protest!:oD

    Directions: It's in Gamla Stan.:o)

    Website: http://www.royalcourt.se

    The guards :o) The guards again :o) Another part of the Palace Another part of the Palace The northern side as it says
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