The strikingly beautiful Riddarholmskyrkan, on the equally pretty and under-visited islet of Riddarholmen, was built by Franciscan monks...
Examining almost four centuries of Swedish postal history, the Postmuseum is not as mind-numbing as it sounds. It’s actually rather...
Technically situated on Helgeandsholmen, the little island in the middle of Norrström, the Swedish Parliament building is an unexpected...
Once a pawn shop, Stampen is better known as one of Stockholm’s music-club stalwarts, swinging to live jazz and blues every night. The...
Award-winning Leijontornet boasts the ruins of a 14th-century defence tower in its uberelegant dining room. But that’s where the history...
Lonely Planet review
Admirers of architecture shouldn’t miss this 17th-century Dutch baroque masterpiece, designed by Simon de la Vallée, Heinrich Wilhelm, Joost Vingboons and Jean de la Vallée. Used by the Swedish parliament between 1641 and 1674, it still hosts the triennial Assembly of Nobles. While the chancellery houses some 300 pieces of heraldic porcelain, the real scene-stealer is the Great Hall, plastered with 2345 coats of arms belonging to Swedish nobility, as well as a precious ivory-carved land-marshall’s chair from 1625 and a beautiful ceiling painting by 17th-century artist David Klöcker Ehenstrahl.