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The Maritime Museum in Stockholm is a museum dedicated to the rich naval history of Sweden. King Gustav III's pleasure yacht 'Amphion' is among the most valuable exhibits displayed at the museum.
Helgeandsholme island in Stockholm

Places of Interest: 6 Places on and near Helgeandsholmen Island

Helgeandsholmen, the small island located in the heart of Stockholm just across the bridge from the monumental Royal Palace, is dominated by the building complex of the Swedish Parliament House. However, the early-20th-century Parliament House is not all there is to find on the Helgeandsholmen island and although it might be hard to believe it at first, it is not large enough to house all of the operations of the Riksdag. Read more

Arvfurstens Palace in Stockholm

Arvfurstens Palace: Admired Royal Residence in the Heart of Stockholm

Only a few dozen metres from the Swedish House of Parliament (Riksdagshuset) and not much further from the Royal Palace itself, stands a massive yellow palace which once mirrored the famous opera house built by King of Sweden Gustav III. It is known as the Arvfurstens Palace (Arvfurstens palats) and in the following paragraphs, we explore its story from the very beginning until modern days.Read more

Statue of Karl XII in Stockholm

Places of Interest: 9 Most Interesting Statues in Central Stockholm

Some time ago, I wrote a post on public statues in Sweden and especially their long absence in the country. I have also mentioned that while there were literally no public statues displayed in Sweden before the late 18th century, the following two centuries were times during which Swedish artists created an abundant collection of creative sculptures in the major, as well as smaller, cities around the Nordic country.Read more