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Top Choice Palace in Gamla Stan

Kungliga Slottet

Kungliga Slottet was built on the ruins of Tre Kronor castle, which burned down in 1697. The north wing survived and was incorporated into the new building. Designed by court architect Nicodemus Tessin the Younger, …
Top Choice Museum in Djurgården & Skeppsholmen

Vasamuseet

A good-humoured glorification of some dodgy calculations, Vasamuseet is the custom-built home of the massive warship Vasa; 69m long and 48.8m tall, it was the pride of the Swedish crown when it set off on its maiden…
Top Choice Castle in Kalmar

Kalmar Slott

Fairy-tale turrets, a drawbridge, a foul dungeon and secret passages…Kalmar Slott has everything that a proper castle should. This dominant Renaissance stronghold was once the most important building in the land and…
Top Choice Gallery in Gothenburg

Konstmuseum

Home to Gothenburg’s premier art collection, Konstmuseet displays works by the French Impressionists, Rubens, Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Picasso; Scandinavian masters such as Bruno Liljefors, Edvard Munch, Anders Zorn …
Top Choice Museum in Visby

Gotlands Museum

Gotlands Museum is one of the mightiest regional museums in Sweden. While highlights include amazing 8th-century, pre-Viking picture stones, human skeletons from chambered tombs and medieval wooden sculptures, the s…
Top Choice Swedish in Södermalm

Woodstockholm

This hip dining spot incorporates a wine bar and furniture store showcasing chairs and tables by local designers. The menu changes weekly and is themed, somewhat wackily: think Salvador Dalí or Aphrodisiac, the latt…
Top Choice Museum in Gothenburg

Universeum

In what is arguably the best museum for kids in Sweden, you find yourself in the midst of a humid rainforest, complete with trickling water, tropical birds and butterflies flitting through the greenery and tiny marm…
Top Choice Cathedral in Visby

Visby Sankta Maria Domkyrka

Visby's church ruins contrast with the stoic and utterly awe-inspiring Sankta Maria kyrka. Built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and heavily touched up over the years, its whimsical towers are topped by ba…
Top Choice Swedish in Östermalm & Ladugårdsgärdet

Ekstedt

Dining here is as much an experience as a meal. Chef Niklas Ekstedt's education in French and Italian cooking informs his approach to traditional Scandinavian cuisine – but only slightly. Choose from a four- or six-…
Top Choice Cathedral in Lund

Lunds domkyrka

Lund’s twin-towered Romanesque cathedral is magnificent. Try to pop in at noon or 3pm (plus 1pm on Sunday and holidays) when the marvellous astronomical clock strikes up In Dulci Jubilo (a traditional Christmas caro…