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Stockholm, 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'.
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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.
The Riksdagshuset is the Parliament Building of Sweden. It was built at the turn of the 20th century at Helgeandsholmen, a small island at the Old Town of Stockholm.
Kungsträdgården (King's Garden), the oldest park in Stockholm, is often the site of festivities. Two statues of kings overlook the park - the war-king Charles XII and the 'weak' Charles XIII.
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