Without question, Stockholm (capital of Sweden) is one of the most versatile cities in the world. Built in 14 islands, this is a water city where fishing in the ocean is possible – along with a dazzling array of medieval buildings standing in peaceful harmony with their modern counterparts. The Old Town of Gamla Stan holds a classic old town feel with narrow streets and winding roads. On the other hand, Stockholm is also a city of industry and international company headquarters. It also represents the latest in different genres from fashion to technology. Stockholm citizens are especially known for their fashion tastes and are excellent executers of trends. The city is also known for its museums, restaurants, parks, fairs, and a rocking nightlife that meets Madrid standards with late night excursions. Plus, the concentration of tourists in Stockholm is not as pronounced as in other destinations like Paris and London.
Sights you can’t miss:
- Royal Djurgarden: The Royal Djurgarden is right in the middle of the city on Djurgarden Island. It is the “Times Square” of Sweden with an impressive selection of museums, entertainment facilities, and restaurants. It also has some green space for nature enthusiasts. There is also the Grona Lund (amusement park) and an open air museum where Sweden can be discovered. Last but not least, there is also a zoo and dance concerts throughout the year along with a National Museum of Cultural History.
- The Royal Palace: The Royal Palace of Sweden is one of the most impressive palaces in the world. Dating back to the 16th century, it represents the Baroque style and has more than 600 staterooms which are all open to the public. Tourists can snap pictures at the Royal Treasury, visit the Royal Chapel, and watch the changing of the guard ceremonies that take place outside the Palace every day. The Old Town is a spectacular scene of 17th century Swedish architecture, and tourists love to frequent the city’s interesting alleyways holding restaurants and shops.
- Stockholm City Hall: This is the official home of the Nobel Prize Ceremonies. The City Hall building is a landmark resting on King’s Island and consists of three golden crowds on top of a tower with an immaculate inside. High ceilings that look like overturned vessels can be seen inside, which is a tribute to the Vikings. Mosaics also decorate the walls inside of the tower.
Where To Stay In Stockholm:
- Nordic Light Hotel: Unquestionably one of the most unique hotels in the world. It may be the only hotel in the world where everything is white. This includes white floors, white walls, and white countertops. Most importantly, this hotel bathes its guests in light with spotlights decorated the lobby and virtually every room in the hotel. Guests can even manipulate the light settings in their own rooms. Visit nordiclighthotel.se and make reservations.
- Rica Hotel: The Rica hotel is right in the center of the city. It’s a world class hotel with a perfect location and close to all of the shopping areas in the city. There are four Rica hotels in the city. Just be aware that the Rica Kungsgatan hotel does not have windows in some rooms. Be sure to take advantage of the many hotels in the Stockholm city center for the best views of everything the city has to offer.