Attractions in Stockholm
Your guide to the city’s best attractions
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Stockholm's subway system is known as the world's longest art gallery, with more than 150 artists transforming the underground stations one by one since the 1950s. Some of Sweden's most heralded artists have been commissioned over the years to...read more
Your guide to attractions in Stockholm
Stretched over fourteen islands, you’re not likely to run out things to do or see in Stockholm anytime soon. Attractions are plentiful, from old town cobblestones to restored churches and modern art museums – and most castles and parks are free and open to the public. First stop is Old Town (Gamla Stan), home to colorful Baroque architecture, niche bookshops, gift stores and specialty chocolateries. The gorgeous Djurgården is a large, forested area, home to a plethora of family fun: the Gröna Lund Amusement Park, the historic Vasa Museum, Skansen open-air museum and zoo, to name a few.
Stockholm and its surroundings are easily explored, with an accessible subway system, light rail and commuter train, plus ample space to cycle along the roads. If you have time, drop by the Drottningholm Palace, the 16th century private residence of the Swedish royal family on the island Lovön. To the north lies Haga Palace, built in the early 19th century has a royal summerhouse.
The city is home to several elegant churches, from the magnificent Riddarholmen Church, to Storkyrkan where the royal family’s weddings are held, to the German Church with its lavish baroque interior and St. George statue. Take a short trip south of the city center to Skogskyrkogården Cemetery, a peaceful graveyard over extensive grounds, also dubbed a UNESCO World Heritage site.