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"Royal Palace" Kungliga Slottet - Royal Palace Tip by magor65

  Royal Palace
by magor65

Royal palace was built in 18th century on the remains of Tre Kronor Castle, destroyed by the fire in 1697. Designed by Tessin the younger in the style of Italian Baroque.
The King and Queen of Sweden don't live here any more, but they have here their offices and it's a place where they receive foreign diplomats and other guests.
One of the tourist attractions is the Changing of the Guards, which from June to August takes place at 12.10 on weekdays, and at 1.10 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays. In low season it is usually on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Tourists have access to the Royal Apartments including the Hall of State, Tre Kronor Museum and Treasury. I don't want to discourage anyone, but personally I found them a little boring and modest, in comparison to other places of this kind.

Directions: Gamla Stan
Phone: +46 8 402 60 00

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  • Written Sep 16, 2004
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