stockholm
Country : Sweden
Currency : Krona (SEK)
Language : Swedish
Population
City: 847 073 (2010)
Metro: 2 091 473 (2011)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
Stockholm
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
ABBA The Museum, Stockholm
Sweden's most famous band is celebrated in the ABBA museum, which opened in 2013 near the center of Stockholm. The museum invites visitors to sing and dance as the fifth member of the band.
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.
Royal Opera House, Stockholm
The Kungliga Operan, Stockholm's Royal Opera House was built a the end of the 19th century at the site of an earlier opera house which, in 1792 was the site of the assassination of the 'theater king', Gustav III.
Stadshuset, Stockholm
Stockholm's city hall is one of Sweden's most important 20th century buildings. It has a magnificent interior; its Golden Hall is decorated with gilded Byzantine mosaics.




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