Sergels Torg


Stockholm's living room, this circular square (which was undergoing major repairs on our last visit, but was still accessible to foot traffic) is a little on the grungy side, and you'll want to keep close tabs on your wallet, but it's a key transit hub as well as a great place to catch the pulse of the city. Something's always going on here, be it an impromptu classical music performance or a hundreds-strong political demonstration.

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1. Kulturhuset

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This architecturally divisive building, opened in 1974, is an arts hub, with a couple of galleries and workshops, a cinema, three restaurants, and…

2. Wetterling Gallery


This cool gallery space at the edge of Kungsträdgården always has something interesting going on – usually a boundary-pushing contemporary painter, but…

3. Dansmuseet


Located on a heavily trafficked pedestrian shopping street and boasting a chic cafe (mains 165kr to 225kr), Dansmuseet (or the Rolf de Maré Dance Museum,…

4. Medelhavsmuseet

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Housed in an elegant Italianate building, Medelhavsmuseet lures history buffs with its Egyptian, Greek, Cypriot, Roman and Etruscan treasures. A large…

5. St Jakobs Kyrka

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St Jakobs kyrka is one of Stockholm's most notable and oldest – though often overlooked – churches, away from the central islands of the old town and…

6. Konstakademien

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The Royal Academy of Fine Arts has a beautiful gallery space and puts on several exhibitions a year, well worth investigating if you're interested in…

7. Stora Synagogan


Designed by Fredrik Scholander and completed in 1870, this unique building knows no counterpart in Stockholm. It's the centre of Sweden's Jewish community…

8. Hallwylska Museet

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A private palace completed in 1898, Hallwylska Museet was once home to compulsive hoarder Wilhelmina von Hallwyl, who collected items as diverse as…