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A golden crown fastened to the Skeppsholm Bridge with the Royal Castle and ferry boats in the background.
The Royal Palace, Stockholm
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Things to do

Royal Swedish palaces

The Royal palaces in Sweden provide fascinating glimpses into the history of Sweden.

The Royal Palace (Kungliga Slottet) in Stockholm city centre, Drottningholm Palace (Drottningholms Slott) near Stockholm and Solliden (Sollidens Slott) on the Baltic island of Öland provide fascinating glimpses into how the Swedish royals live, work and holiday. Architecturally, these palaces couldn’t be more different, one is Baroque, one is renaissance and the other is a gorgeous Italian-style villa.

Good times to visit

The best time to visit Solliden is July 14th, when the birthday celebrations for Crown Princess Victoria are held outdoors and the on-stage entertainment is televised. 

In wintertime, get a hot chocolate at any of the cosy cafés around the Royal Palace in the charming Old Town (Gamla Stan) in Stockholm.