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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
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Address: 10 Riddarhustorget, Stockholm, Sweden
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+46 8 723 39 90
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 12:30

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Historic House of the Swedish Nobility

Open to the public for just an hour in the middle of the day, it is well worth timing your visit to see the inside of this beautiful building. Swedish nobility still use this... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Open to the public for just an hour in the middle of the day, it is well worth timing your visit to see the inside of this beautiful building. Swedish nobility still use this building for private functions. You can see hundreds of coats of arms displayed on the walls of the great hall where the nobility once met (sort... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

This was one of my favourite buildings in Stockholm, despite its location at a fairly busy intersection. It was very late afternoon when I visited in Jan and so it didn't seem possible to actually go inside. But it still looked most impressive from the outside. Worth working past at a minimum.

Thank KGB777
Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is where you can find all the Swedish marks for Swedish lords, earls and other upperclass families. But it is indeed beautiful inside and out !

Thank Anna S
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

I strongly recommend booking a guided tour at Riddarhuset. The guide, Oscar Langenskiöld, was not only impressively knowledgeable, he also demonstrated a great ability to impart his knowledge in an engaging and reflective manner. The tour gave me insight into a «hidden» part of Swedish history and culture I knew very litte about before visiting Riddarhuset. After having admired all... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I simply loved this building, not only for the architecture but for the feeling that gives you when around it. I didn't only take a picture just like most people. I went to the back and took a break from walking around in the back yard. Let me tell, it was one of my best breaks, and I bag pack... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Located between the Royal Palace and the Riddarholmen Church is the Riddarhuset Swedish for the House of Knights. This institution serves to maintain records on the Swedish nobility. It was planned and built in the late 17th Century and is one of the most elegant buildings in the Gamla Stan area of Stockholm. It was not open to the public... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

You would think to see something like this in St. Petersburg, Russia. Likely built by a Czar to appease their ego this building is so imposing, but no, it's a government building really and so it's for the people. I didn't go inside due to limited time but took a few photos about the property and found it something work... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

A must see, you can't miss it on the edge of Gamla Stan towards the Riddarholm island. Beautiful architecture, stately, well maintained and restored. Worth at least a walk by.

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

There might be an impression, given Sweden’s modern liberal, secular democracy, that monarchy and nobility would be an anachronism but in fact there is strong public support for contemporary Swedish Royalty. This grand building, established in the mid 1600s, portrays superbly the history and activities of the noble class, up to the present. Both the south and north facades are... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is a grand building not far away from the Royal palace and the house of Parliament. It is called the house of Knights. Surrounded by beautiful buildings and canals. It has its own garden. I wasn't lucky to go inside, I don't know if it is possible anyhow.

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting: take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest) alleys, which will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time. This neighborhood offers a great combination of historical buildings and traditional Swedish restaurants.
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