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The House of Nobility is the house where the noblesse gather. There are no nobles as such in Sweden anymore but their families still exist of course and here you can still see all their heraldry. The building is from 1641-74 and was built so that the nobles had somewhere for parliamentary meetings. It is a nice mix between the styles of the four architects involved, so you will see a typical Swedish mansion roof on an otherwise quite Dutch palace. In 1866, the last nobility parliament meeting was held, and now they instead meet for ordinary meetings once every third year. In the 18th century, the palace was often used for concerts with the famous Swedish composer Roman, and still today there is music now and again. You can visit the palace just before lunch on weekdays (when you can also shop various European nobility calendars and other things). Otherwise, only the library is open mornings to those wishing to research their family.

Address: Riddarhustorget 10
Directions: On the Riddarholmen side of the Old Town.
Phone: +46 8 723 39 90
Website: http://www.riddarhuset.se/

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  • Updated Jul 29, 2006
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