Things to Do in Stockholm
The City of Dreams - Stockholm
It won’t be an exaggeration to say that the Swedish Capital is one of the most intriguing cities in the world courtesy its beautiful landscapes and quirky fashion sense. Stretched across 14 islands, its 57 bridges make the city well-connected and compact. Every neighborhood in the city boasts of a unique feature; you’ll find trademark designs, new cuisines, great museums, fancy shopping, gorgeous parks and soothing ambience.
Stockholm is an amazing holiday destination that offers plenty of stuff for visitors to engage in. Let’s have a look at some of the most popular things to do in Stockholm-
Gamla Stan (Old Town)
Dating back to the 1200’s, the area of Gamla Stan swarms of must-see points, boutiques, restaurants and cafes which make the town nothing less than a museum in its own right. Many travelers start their exploration journey at Gamla Stan. There is certainly no place better to absorb the vibrant energy and grip the rich culture of the city. The site will also take you back to the Medieval Times as the area rambles through a perplexing labyrinth of tiny zigzag streets. Gamla Stan is also an ideal spot to buy souvenirs and gifts as there are plenty of gift shops in the area. The town is also home to the Stockholm Cathedral, the Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum which must definitely be on your things to do in Stockholm list.
The Royal Palace (Sverige's Kungahus)
The Royal Palace is one of the most popular points of interest in the city and the official residence of the Swedish Monarch. It is one of the largest palaces in Europe with around 600 rooms and 5 museums. This baroque style palace dates back to the 18th century and boasts of some real marvels inside. The primary attractions of the palace are the Tre Kronor (Three Crowns) Museum, the Museum of Antiquities, Queen Kristina's silver throne, the Armory and the Treasury. Tourists can also enjoy the daily changing of the guard.
DjurgÃrden is a peaceful spot located in the heart of the city that lures locals and tourists alike, especially in the summer months of long sunny days. It's an ideal place to take a stroll and hangout. It is also the site of some of the best museums and attractions of the city. It features several cafes, hotels, restaurants and snack-joints. Visitors can hire a bicycle and go cycling on the path that accompanies the forest trails. One can also take a canoe and the ride waterways. Some of the highlights of the island are the GrÃ¶na Lund amusement park, the open-air museum Skansen and Abba the Museum.
Fotografiska Museet is the city's museum of contemporary photography. It also plays host to eclectic fusion of exhibitions year round. The museum features a restaurant, photo gallery and book & souvenir store. Taking-in the view from its top floor is a must-include point in your things to do in Stockholm list. Over the past few years, Fotografiska Museet has witnessed a rapid growth in the visitor numbers and is now regarded among the premier photography sites in the world. The restaurant located on the top floor, the Bistro, is acknowledged as one of the coolest restaurants in the city.
The City Hall (Stadshuset)
Located along the water's edge and sitting beneath three golden crowns, the City Hall is one of the most iconic landmark buildings in the city. It features in innumerable postcards and images of Stockholm. Inaugurated 1923, the Hall is home to artworks, offices, assembly rooms and the machinery of civil democracy. It is also the site of the esteemed annual Nobel Banquets.
Moderna Museet is home to some of Europeâ??s foremost art collections from the 20th century to today. The pieces of art featured in the museum have been crafted by some of the most renowned artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Derkert and Dali. The museum houses everything from modern classics to contemporary arts. Located on the beautiful Skeppsholmen Island, the museum was designed by a Spanish architect, Rafael Moneo. Moderna Museet offers a superlative program of temporary exhibitions, a kids' workshop, a restaurant, a library and a shop with scenic views of StrandvÃ¤gen and DjurgÃ¥rden.
Royal National City Park
Spread across 6 miles, Royal National City Park is a lush green space meandering into the city. It is the first urban national park in the world where locals and tourists flock to relax. The forest is home to deer, foxes, moose, winged species including rare exotic birds. The park offers plenty of things to do for the visitors such as historic homes, castles, museums, hotels, theaters and sports facilities. Nature lovers will have an amazing time discovering the wilderness that consists of various lakes, canals, hilltops, bays, trees, streams and much more. It is the perfect spot for people looking to escape the hustle-bustle of the city.