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Parliament House (Riksdagshuset) in Stockholm

Places of Interest – Helgeandsholmen and Parliament Buildings

In the couple of previous posts on Trevl, you can discover the stories behind the Parliament House in Stockholm and the Swedish Parliament itself which resides in the aforementioned house. However, the early-20th-century Parliament House is not all there is to find on the Helgeandsholmen island and despite its immense dimensions, it is not largeRead more

Parliament House (Riksdagshuset) in Stockholm

The Past and the Present of the Swedish Parliament

In the previous post, I told you how the Helgeandsholmen island in Stockholm’s Old Town (Gamla Stan) became the residence of the Swedish Parliament (Sveriges Riksdag). I briefly mentioned some of the organisational changes that the Parliament went through in the recent history which consequently required changes to the Parliament House. Now is the timeRead more

Skating pavilion (Skridspaviljongen) in Stockholm

Places of Interest – Kastellholmen

Last week in Places of interest, we looked at some nice places to see in the eastern part of Kungsholmen in Stockholm. Most of the buildings in that particular part of the city are not so old but that is not the only difference between Kungsholmen and the island that we are about to visitRead more

Statue of Gustav Vasa in Stockholm

The Story of the (Non-)Existence of Public Statues in Sweden

It may seem that when you travel around major European cities of historic importance, they all share the same nature. What I mean is that you can definitely find some differentiating points but at the same time a lot of what you see feels familiar. The differences often resulted from the geographical location of eachRead more

Kastellet in Stockholm

Kastellhomen and Its Military History

After discovering a relatively small part of Kungsholmen in the last few posts, we come back to the historical parts of Stockholm. In the post on Stockholm City Hall, I told you that its design was partially inspired by 17th-century palaces. This time, we visit a place whose history actually dates back as long asRead more

Stockholm County Council's House (Landstingshuset) in Stockholm

Places of Interest – Eastern Kungsholmen

Recently, I presented you the story of Stockholm City Hall which is definitely interesting, full of surprises and twists. Today, we look at a few other places near the City Hall that you can visit once you are in the area. Most of the neighbourhoods on Kungsholmen are not too old and therefore you willRead more