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Attractions and vacation activities in Stockholm

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Stockholm is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Scandinavia. Sweden's capital attracts tourists worldwide with its parks, buildings, architecture, traditions and aquatic landscapes. Thanks to its beauty, Stockholm is called "Venice of the North".

The metropolis is your travel plans so dynamic tourist, interested in sports and for those passionate about history, art and architecture. In addition, Stockholm is a city attractive to families who come with children; there are several objectives and activities dedicated to children.

Important buildings in Stockholm

The Swedish Parliament and Stockholm is the official residence of the royal house. Some of the most impressive buildings are Drottningholm Palace and Stockholm Palace.

Architecture enthusiasts should go to Old Town (Gamla Stan) with several historical monuments. German Church, Riddarhuset, Bonde Palace, Tessin Palace and the Palace Oxenstiema. Riddarholmen Church is considered the oldest building in Stockholm, dating from the thirteenth century.

The medieval streets of Gamla Stan are shops with handicrafts, antiques, art galleries, cafes, restaurants.

Those who want to see as many sights can buy the Stockholm Card to get discounts and gratuities.

Children's attractions in Stockholm

Stockholm is a city friendly for families with children. Grona Lund amusement park has no less than 32 attractions, including seven roller coasters. Two of the museums are suitable for children National Maritime Museum and Skansen Museum. The latter is the oldest open-air museum in the world. Tantolunden park people go to swim from summer till winter sledding or simply a picnic in nature. There are children's playgrounds and sports fields.

Royal attractions in Stockholm

Those who are interested in the history of the Swedish royal family have a lot of places that you can see in Stockholm. The two main attractions are the Royal Palace and Drottningholm Palace. On the list is also The Royal armory, Gripsholm Palace Museum and Knonor must.

Stockholm Royal Palace is one of the largest in Europe. The building is the official residence of the Swedish royal family and has no less than 600 rooms. Thanks to its impressive size, the palace is open to the public and houses five museums. One of the attractions not to be missed is changing parade of soldiers and bodyguards.

Travel on water in Stockholm

In Stockholm you can make excursions on the water in some of the most beautiful destinations. You can visit the archipelago Fjaderholmarna, Sandhamn port, etc. Svartso Island. The Channel Islands, for example, there is a nature reserve, beach, several hotels and places for camping. Here you can practice water sports such as canoeing or kayaking.