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The Royal Palace, Stockholm
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Travel tips

Royal Swedish palaces

The Royal Swedish palaces provide fascinating glimpses into how the Swedish royals live, work and holiday.

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.

Tips?

Best time to visit Solliden is July 14th, when Crown Princess Victoria has her birthday celebrations outdoors and televised with Swedish on-stage entertainment.

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