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Royal Palace

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The changing of the guard ceremony has been a daily tradition since 1523.
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Slottsbacken | Riddarholmen, Stockholm 111 30, Sweden
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
+46 8 402 60 00
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to see the changing of the guard ceremony, which in Saturday's and Sundays (12.15pm and 1.15pm respectively) includes a marching band (if the weather is ok apparently). It was by far the most spectacular changing of the guard ceremony I've ever seen, and I've...More

Thank Beth C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice to see but there are much better palaces in other countries .. see it if you have time but not a priority

Thank Abier N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not sure if I have to recommend this attraction as a landmark...for me was a must do, but I was not impress about it. It was not cheap, but all the Nordic countries are expensive so everybody have to decide for themselves if...More

Thank paullamar69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As palaces go, this one has an very majestic feel. The artwork on the ceilings is what I believe sets it apart. Sweden's historical society has done a wonderful job of making sure this beautiful structure has stayed as true to its original form as...More

Thank WestCoastRagnar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is the opposite of opulent. It’s dark and drab. It feels so tired. The exhibits look cheap. The public parts of the palace are just sad. There is nothing spectacular here.

Thank BusinessTraveler8819
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The royal palace is a stunning place to visit, it also has 3 meuseums within the same area and when purchasing the tickets you can get a really good deal for all of the activities including a cathedral 3 minutes walk from the palace. I...More

Thank natkahihi
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the first part of the tour of the apartments, a free audio guide is available to pick up as you walk around the rooms. The guide will give you more details about special paintings and the purpose of each room, which I found interesting....More

Thank Joyce T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the palace is beautiful, one must enjoy walking through the various rooms to see the architecture. If so, you will love the tour. So much history has occurred here and to be able to see it as it has been for so many years...More

Thank bclarke292
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, go in the morning. The palace closes at 1600h and, if you haven’t seen all that the entrance fee entitles you to, too bad! The light is kept very low, presumably to protect the already discolored tapestries, so for me it was...More

Thank Geoffrey R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to be able to see changing of the guard, would recommend if you are able to do so. Its very much more than your standard, and the announcer even does everything once in Swedish and then again in English!

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home
to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central
island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small
island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous
Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit
touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting:
take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and
through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest)
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4 August 2018|
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Response from _iempig | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mobile 888, Gamla Stan is definitely worth your time. Genuine, authentic houses & environment that you cannot see anywhere else. There are lots of nice restaurants there, as well, so you don’t need to look for them... More
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Response from Martin R | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Myrhammar | Reviewed this property |
I do recommend you to buy your ticket at the entrance if you then really feel for to visit inside, it is not cheap. (16 euro / adult) and if you already bought the tickets you feel a pressure to entrance and your pleasure... More