Sweden Archive

The Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden

The Royal Palace (Kungliga Slottet in Swedish) was built between 1697 and 1754 on the site was previously a fortress built by Birger Jarl in the 13th century. Being the official residence of the King of Sweden, it is the world’s biggest palace that is still used by the head of the country. It also functions as the setting for most of the official receptions of the monarchy. Continue reading “The Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden” »

Christinae Church (Christinae kyrka) in Gothenburg, Sweden

The church is named after the Queen Christina who made donations for the building. When the town of Gothenburg was founded, the increasing number of German and Dutch people needed a place for their religious practise. Continue reading “Christinae Church (Christinae kyrka) in Gothenburg, Sweden” »

Gamla Stan – The Old Town in Stockholm, Sweden

Gamla Stan (meaning “the Old Town”) has a feel of history with it. Dating back to the 1200s, it is the historical center and captivating place that is worth visiting while in Stockholm. The Royal Palace and the Swedish parliament are located in the northern part of Gamla Stan. The Stock Exchange Building is also located in the Old Town. Continue reading “Gamla Stan – The Old Town in Stockholm, Sweden” »