The Swedish capital is one of the most beautiful cities in northern Europe and contrary to what many people think, it has much to offer the visitor. In this post, we will give a review of everything you visit in Stockholm Sweden. Let's start!

GAMLA STAN

Gamla Stan, the old town of Stockholm covers the island of Stadsholmen, as well as the islets of Riddarholmen, Helgeandsholmen, and Strömsborg. Its origin dates back to the thirteenth century, although most of the buildings date from between 1700 and 1800. It is a magnificent labyrinth of charming cobbled streets, alleys, manor houses in earth tones and fairytale squares that with the minimalist and exquisite decoration Christmas invites to do dozens of photographs.

Our first walk through the Gamla Stan started from the beautiful Jarntorget Square, the first square that you will find accessing the historic center. In this square, you will find the cheapest supermarket that we found in our visit to Stockholm and where you can buy anything from delicious buns to soft drinks, salads or water.

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Stockholm AW18 by Folio Illustration Agency

We continue our walkthrough Vasterlanggatan the most commercial and busy street of Gamla Stan, a street full of cute cafes, beautiful shops, and souvenir shops. In this street, I would like to recommend you the store "Science Fiction Bokhandeln" located at number 48. Without doubt one of the most peculiar places to visit in Stockholm, a paradise where you will find everything related to superheroes, characters from series.

After strolling through the fantastic alleys and streets of Gamla Stan, we finished our brief visit of the day in what is undoubtedly the jewel and one of the most important places to visit in Stockholm, the beautiful StorTorget Square.

In this magnificent square, you will find the two most famous houses in Stockholm, the yellow and red house as well as the Nobel Museum. In Christmas here is located a small and delicious Christmas market that unfortunately due to the time was closed (close at 17:00).

In this place took place in 1520 the so-called 'blood bath', when King Christian II of Denmark ordered to execute a hundred members of the Swedish nobility to later proceed to the invasion of the country. As a curiosity, I will tell you that this square was popularized by the famous literary work Millennium, later taken to the cinema.

MUSEUMS OF STOCKHOLM

Our second day in Stockholm was the day reserved for the visit to the museums. The main museums to visit in Stockholm are on the island of Djurgarden. To get to this island you can do it on Ferry, you can take it at Gamla Stan on Skeppsbron street almost reaching Slussplan (which is the access from Gamla Stan to Sodermalm), or on foot taking a nice walk along two of the streets more faces of the city, Nybrohamnen and Strandväger,and access to the island of museums by the Djurgards Bridge, a beautiful bridge full of locks of lovers. Ojo! the problem of going on foot is the distance, which gets to tire Too much especially when coming back.

On our way to Djurgarden, we could see two of the most important buildings to visit in Stockholm, the Royal Palace, the parliament or the Stockholm Opera, buildings that we would visit more closely on our third day in the city.

Our first visit was to what is the most important museum to visit in Stockholm, the Vasa. This magnificent museum houses a beautiful and impressive warship that will surely leave you with your mouth open.

The construction of this ship must be included in the context of the War of 30 years, and the particular conflict that Sweden and Poland maintained within it. King Gustav had built the greatest of his time to control the Baltic Sea warship.

The Vasa, sank in its inaugural crossing on August 10, 1628, after leaving port having traveled just 1300 meters in the presence of King Gustav II of Sweden, of the whole court and of the numerous attending public.

After 333 years at the bottom of the sea, its wreck was rescued in 1961. It was rebuilt and is magnificently adorned with hundreds of carved sculptures and consists of 98% original pieces.

The Vasa gives a unique image of the early seventeenth century Sweden and is currently one of the main tourist attractions in the world and one of the must-see places in Stockholm. The price of the entrance to the Vasa is about 130 SEK (€ 14.10).






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