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Explore the Cultural Sides of Stockholm

By Carlton Leisure - 24/05/2014

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One of the most beautiful cities in the world; Stockholm the capital of Sweden seems to have woken up from the deep slumber and making for the lost time. The city with magnificent buildings flanked by azure waters, clean air, vast open spaces and all the modern allures has everything to become one of the prime world destinations. Set on Islands and beautifully strewn with parks and woodland, the city grabs attention of tourists with its understated charm. Here we turn spotlight in Stockholm.

Explore medieval Stockholm

If you want to have a peek into the medieval Stockholm then Gamla Stan could be an ideal destination. The tourists should walk through winding medieval alleyways, small squares, ancient churches and Royal Palace to get a better insight into the this locality.

Vasa Museum

If museum hopping is your hobby then visiting Vasa museum could be quite an experience. This 17th-century warship stood idle for 333 years in the mud of Stockholm Harbor. Housed in the weirdest-looking building on the island of Djurgården, the museum opened in 1990 is one of the most visited museums in Scandinavia.

Moderna Museet

Moderna Museet is an ideal place to see Europe’s art collection. The art lovers will be delighted to see artwork of Picasso, Dali, Pollock and De Chirico.

Royal Palace

Built in the baroque style Royal Palace has 600 rooms but no residents. The royals are now living in other castle Drottningholm. On their visit to this palace the tourists will see royal residential quarters, offices, museums, and art galleries.

City Hall

Stockholm city Hall is the building of municipal council for the city. situated on Kungsholmen island this hall houses offices, conference rooms and ceremonial halls.

Skansen

Skansen an open air museum situated on Djurgården Island. This outdoor museum is home to 150 historic buildings. On arrival to this place you can get a slice of traditional Swedish life before the industrial age. Apart from these building the island is also home to a zoo that makes for a perfect holidaying experience.

Ostermalm

One of the most populous districts in Stockholm, this waterfront locality is marked by renaissance buildings. walk through its streets and you will hear echoes of history and affluence. Museums, fine dining and shopping options are also available to accentuate your experience.

Music

Besides other things Stockholm is also a good place for music with an ever growing rock and pop options. Debaser is one such destination with bands playing seven nights a week. Fylkingen is good place to catch some experimental music. Södra Teatern cultural centre should be explored for folk music.

Hit a cafe

Stockholders frequently visit cafes and cafes are omnipresent. And locals use it for different purposes; meeting people, doing business, tapping laptops and last but not the least munching fika and sipping coffee.