Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. These are the few places which you can cover in a single day in Stockholm.
Gamla Stan, the Old Town, is one of the largest and best preserved medieval city centers in Europe, and one of the foremost attractions in Stockholm. This is where Stockholm was founded in 1252.
All of Gamla Stan and the adjacent island of Riddarholmen are like a living pedestrian-friendly museum full of sights, attractions, restaurants, cafés, bars and places to shop. Gamla Stan is also popular with aficionados of handicrafts, curios, and souvenirs. The narrow winding cobblestone streets, with their buildings in so many different shades of gold, give Gamla Stan its unique character. Even now cellar vaults and frescoes from the Middle Ages can be found behind the visible facades, and on snowy winter days, the district feels like something from a storybook.
The Vasa ship capsized and sank in Stockholm 1628. After 333 years on the seabed, the mighty warship was salvaged and the voyage could continue. Today Vasa is the world’s only preserved 17th-century ship and the most visited museum in Scandinavia.
Suggested Itinerary: 1 Day in Stockholm Itinerary
Drottningholm Palace is on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. It is the most well-preserved royal castle built in the 1600s in Sweden and at the same time is representative of all European architecture for the period.
The combination of the exotic Chinese Pavilion pleasure palace, the palace theater, and the magnificent palace gardens make a visit to Drottningholm a unique experience.
The Stockholm City Hall is one of Sweden’s most famous buildings, and one of the capital’s most visited tourist attractions. It is famous for its grand ceremonial halls and unique pieces of art and is the venue of the Nobel Prize banquet held on 10th of December each year. It also houses offices for 200 people including the Municipal Council.
The current building, the white marble theater, at Nybroplan in Stockholm, designed by architect Fredrik Lilljekvist and was opened in 1908. The theater plays about a thousand performances a year in the six scenes, and also tours Dramatic performances regularly in Sweden.