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Hallwyl Palace: Experience the Lavish Turn-of-the-Century Lifestyle

Fairly often I tell you stories of historical palaces, venues, and residences. It is not so common, though, that you can go and explore almost every inch of these places for yourself. Inside and out. In the case of the Hallwyl Palace (Hallwylska palatset), that is exactly what you can do, and in the following paragraphs you will find out why you can and totally should visit this outstanding historic site hiding an impressive art collection.Read more

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Mariatorget: Where a Disaster was the Beginning of Something Better

Södermalm, located just south of the Old Town of Stockholm, is an island of many different faces. Probably my most favourite part, though, is ‘Maria,’ where you would find Mariaberget, Mariaskolan, Maria Magdalena Church, and Mariatorget. Mariatorget is perhaps the liveliest place in this neighbourhood, and it has been lively for a long time, but for different reasons. Keep reading to find out how the square was born from the ashes of the historical locality and how it caused a confusion barely anyone noticed.Read more