Solliden Palace

Solliden on Öland

Solliden Palace History King Carl Gustaf himself owns only one palace. That is Solliden on Öland. All the other castles and palaces belong to the state. The king inherited Solliden from his mother. It is here that the Royal Family spends their summers. And it is here more than anywhere else, according to the King […]

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Royal Palace of Stockholm night view

Royal Palace of Stockholm

Visit The Royal Palace of Stockholm It is hard to miss the imposing structure – 47 000 square meters – that dominates the Old Town in the center of Stockholm. Most tourists at least walk around the enormous cubicle and through its courtyards and take a peek at the State Room and the Royal Chapel.

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Gripsholm Castle and courtyard

Gripsholm Castle

The Gripsholm Castle is a Swedish royal fortification and residence in Mariefred, near Stockholm. It was begun in 1537 by King Gustav I. It is one of the finest remaining examples of Swedish architecture of the Vasa dynasty founded by Gustav, and combines sophisticated Renaissance interiors with a form that remains essentially medieval. The site,

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Drottningholm Palace

Drottningholm Palace

Drottningholm Palace History The original building was destroyed by fire in 1661, right after it had been purchased by the Dowager Queen Hedvig Eleonora. In 1662 Nicodemus Tessin was commissioned to build a new palace in its place. The palace was completed by his son Nicodemus Tessin. Nicodemus Tessin was also mainly responsible for the

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