Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden. It is the most populous city in any of the Nordic countries, and also, it spreads across 14 islands.

It is an important global city for finance. Specifically, it is the nerve center for Nordic financial relations. Every year, the Nobel Prize ceremony occurs in Stockholm. 

There is a lot to see in Stockholm. The National Museum is the largest art gallery in Sweden. However, now it is under redecoration, and the majority of its collections temporarily stay at Stockholm Royal Art Academy and Stockholm City Theater.

Stadshuset or City Hall was built in 1911 and is now known as the country’s finest building. It represents the art nouveau design by Ragnar Östberg. The Blue Hall, which is, in fact, red, is a venue for annual Nobel Prize banquet. However, if you want to see the interior and access the tower, you need to book a tour.

ABBA: The Museum is one of the most entertaining places in Stockholm. It tells the history of the famous pop group and also, offers a dance floor, where fans can dance and sing along with the band’s most famous tunes.

The Royal Palace (Kungliga Slottet) in the heart of Stockholm is an official residence of the Swedish Monarchy and the main venue for official state events. It has 608 rooms and is one of Europe’s largest existing palaces. Also, the change of the guard at the Palace of Stockholm is as great, as it is in London.

One of Sweden’s most popular museums is also the Vasamuseet or the Vasa Museum. It remembers the famous warship Vasa, which sank in Stockholm harbor minutes after beginning its first voyage in 1628. Museum displays recreate the life on board of the ship. And the film shows all about salvage operation.

For tourist information, visit the Visitor Center in the center of Stockholm, on Kulturhuset, Sergels Torg 5. Here you will find helpful staff, valuable information, free Wi-Fi, brochures, maps, and much more.

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