After the city's medieval castle was destroyed by fire, Royal Palace was built in the same spot and has served as the king's residence since the 18th century. Located in the city's old town area, this castle has over 600 rooms and five museums. Following the destructive palace fire of 1697, the current structure was built by architect Nicodemus Tessin in 1754. Tour the palace grounds and buildings to see its 18th- and 19th-century interiors, museums, and royal costumes. Many visitors like to catch the changing of the guard ceremony, which has been a tradition since 1523. Take a look at our Stockholm trip planner to schedule your visit to Royal Palace and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Royal Palace Reviews
The Royal Palace, with over 600 rooms, is the official residence of His Majesty the King of Sweden. The Palace is open to the public and offers five museums. The entrance fee is 160 SEK including the... more »
We had a tour by a lovely young man, his name was very long, but what a gentleman. English speaking. He listened and he explained in immense detail. The palaces history follows Swedens legacy in sp... more »
Nice complex, and well preserved for obvious reasons: The Royal line is unbroken, Sweden was not involved in wars in the XX century, and it's very much a "lived in" palace. Actually the most modern room, which can be seen but alas not entered, is one of the mist intriguing. Do take the free audio guide, it's well thought out and provides the proper historical framework.
My son and my brother and his son enjoyed watching the changing of the guard. It is not as spectacular as the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, but then again it is done the Swedish way, a more modest affair that is more understated. We enjoyed seeing it and I would recommend it as being worthwhile.
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