Country : Sweden
Currency : Krona (SEK)
Language : Swedish
City: 847 073 (2010)
Metro: 2 091 473 (2011)
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
closeStockholm, the largest city in Scandinavia, has a surprisingly large number of interesting sights, with plenty of palaces and monuments that are reminiscent of a time when the Swedish empire was one of Europe's largest powers.
The city is defined by its location on a large archipelago, and it is spread over 14 islands. The abundance of water and the many riverboats have given Stockholm the name 'Venice of the North'.
Random Stockholm Highlights
Djurgården Bridge, Stockholm
Djurgårdsbron is the most beautiful bridge in Stockholm. It is decorated with statues that depict Nordic deities. The bridge was built at the occasion of the Arts and Craft Exhibition of 1897, held at the Djurgården island.
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
The largest art museum in Sweden has a collection of paintings, sculptures and applied art that spans almost 500 years. It is housed in a beautiful building inspired by Italian Renaissance palaces.
Drottningholm Palace, Stockholm
Drottningholm Palace is the official residence of Sweden's royal family. Built at the end of the 17th century in a Baroque style, it was one of the most magnificent palaces of its time.
Historiska Museet, Stockholm
This Historiska Museet traces the history of Sweden from prehistoric times to the 16th century. Highlights include the Vikings displays, the Prehistoric Gallery and the Gold Room.

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