Stockholm is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. Therefore, no matter where you happen to find yourself, water will be close by. Stockholm has 96 beaches.
Gamla stan (Old Town)
Gamla Stan is one of the best preserved medieval city centres in Europe. A series of cobbled streets, baroque restaurants and beautiful churches, Gamla Stan is where the capital was founded in 1252.
The Royal National City Park in Stockholm was the world’s first national city park, and is a green oasis a stone’s throw from the city centre. A popular recreational area, visitors can stroll through forests and parkland or cool off with a swim.
The City Hall was designed by architect Ragnar Östberg is built from eight million bricks. The great Nobel banquet is also held at City Hall.
The total absence of heavy industry makes Stockholm one of the world’s cleanest metropolises.
Midnight sun in Stockholm
During the second half of June it barely ever gets dark in Stockholm during some weeks due to the midnight sun.
The Vasa Ship
At the height of its empire, Sweden built a large warship The Vasa to symbolize its power. It was so big and heavy that on its maiden voyage in 1628, it sank less than a mile out of dock.
Oldest building in Stockholm
Stockholm’s oldest surviving building is The Riddarholmen Church, a Franciscan monastery built in 1270.