To see Scandinavia in its best, go right to Stockholm, Sweden, for Stockholm is simply the loveliest Scandinavian city, but is considered as one of the most beautiful and cleanest capitals in the world. Located between Lake Malaren and the Baltic Sea and built on 14 islands, it is, in equal parts, a third each, parks, water and green spaces, and urban city. So, when one visits Stockholm what should you see, you may ask. Well, here are the city’s ‘Top 10’ attractions.
- Gamla Stan
Gamla Stan, or Old Town, should be on top of your list. This is a place of Old World charm, with brightly colored buildings and medieval streets, which at the mid-13th century comprised the whole city of Stockholm. And because Gamla Stan is all about atmosphere, walking is the best way to soak up it. The main street of interest is Vasterlanggatan punctuated with restaurants and stores. Apart from which, many ‘must-see’ attractions of the city are also available here, such as the Royal Palace, the Parliament building, and Stortorget, the main square in the old town centre, where those scenic, colorful houses can be found.
- Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace
Kungliga Slottet, one of the two palaces of Stockholm, is located in the northwestern end of Gamla Stan. The palace boasts no fewer than 608 rooms! Where the royalty resides this is not: this is the palace utilized for meetings and set aside for the king and queen’s offices. But because it is open to the general public, include this in your own itinerary if you are partial to interiors.
- Riksdag Parliament
The Sveriges Riksdag, Sweden’s parliament is worth seeing. Situated on Helgeandsholmen island, between Gamla Stan and Norrmalm, the Riksdag complex consists of a series of architecturally interesting buildings, one of them Rosebad – in which the government is placed – Mercurius, Neptunus, Cephalus, the Members’ Construction, and the East and West wings of the Riksdag. The earliest of them, Cephalus and Neptunus, have parts and at the key chamber, attention is held by the Grand Stairway. A public gallery is in the Riksdag, and guided tours are offered year-round. There is no admission charge.
- Storkyrkan Cathedral
The cathedral, or storkyrkan, or church that was Terrific, is situated alongside Kungliga Slottet. Free tour Stockholm is where monarchs were crowned. In the inside of the 14th-century construction, you can see a Gothic sculpture of St. George slaying the mythical dragon. The cathedral is a freebee to boot, and is open daily.
- Marten Trotzigs Grand
Here is among the more unusual attractions of the city. To get there, take some of the roads heading to the end of for example Prastgatan, which runs parallel to the shopping street Vasterlanggatan, Stadsholmen, and search for Marten Trotzigs Grand on your right. This is the narrowest street in town, in certain places no longer than 90 cm 3 ft wide! The street emerges when iron trading has been the firm in Stockholm on Jarntorget, or Iron Square, which got its name during the middle Ages.