Spotlight on Stockholm
Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden and, with over 900,000 people living there, the most populous city in the Nordic countries. Humans have been living there since the Stone Age, in the 6th millennium BC. The city is a beautiful mix of modern and historical. With canals running through the city, palaces on islands and cobblestone streets Stockholm is a city not to be missed when visiting Europe.
Gamla stan is the old town of Stockholm. It encompasses the island of Stadsholmen. The town dates back to the 13th century. You can spend all day here getting lost in the medieval alleyways with cobbled streets and archaic architecture. It is filled with history and beautiful iconic buildings. The area is home to the Stockholm Cathedral, Nobel Museum and the Riddarholm church. During lunch eat at Den glydene freden, which has been in business since 1722. This beautiful area is a wonderful area of Stockholm to wonder about in.
One of the most popular tourist attractions, Drottningholm Palace is one of the private residencies of the Swedish royal family. Located on the island of Lovon it was built in the late 16th century. One of the main attractions for visitor is the gardens. The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
An island in central Stockholm, Djurgarden is home to historical buildings, monuments, museums, galleries, the amusement park Grona Lund, the open-air museum Skansen, a small residential area, yacht harbors, and extensive stretches of forest and meadows. There is so much to do on this beautiful islands you could absolutely spend multiple days wandering around here seeing all that is has to offer.
Stockholm encompasses 14 islands. One of the best things to do in Stockholm is take advantage of the canals. You can enjoy the beauty of the entire city, see places that you wouldn’t have normally had time to go see, and just sit back and relax.