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
Riddarhuset, Stockholm
Riddarhuset was built in the 17th century at the old town as the main meeting place for the nobility, hence its name, which can be loosely translated as House of the Nobility.
Stadsbiblioteket, Stockholm
Stockholm's municipal library, the Stadsbiblioteket, is housed in one of Sweden's most important 20th century buildings. Its signature cyclindrical tower houses the library's main hall.
Skansen, Stockholm
Skansen is the world's oldest open air museum. It showcases the way people lived before the Industrial Revolution with historical buildings, period rooms and guides in traditional costumes.
Strandvägen, Stockholm
Stockholm's most impressive boulevard is lined with grand, monumental buildings that were designed during the 19th century by some of the best architects of the time.

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