About Storkyrkan, Stockholm
Storkyrkan, Stockholm - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Trangsund 1, 111 29 Stockholm, Sweden
Ticket Price: 40 SEK
Time Required: 00:30 Mins
Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
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This medieval architectural magnificence has been around for nearly as long as Stockholm city. It started out as a chapel for fishermen in the 12th century and underwent many expansions through the centuries. Today the Lutheran church has a Gothic interior and Baroque exterior, but far more significant than the architecture are the cathedral’s treasures:
- Bernt Notke’s 15th century wooden sculpture of St George and the Dragon in commemoration of the 1471 Battle of Brunkeberg in which the Swedes defeated the Danes.
- The Vadersolstavlan or Sun Dog Painting is famous for being a 17th century copy of a now lost 16th medieval painting depicting one of the earliest depictions of a peculiar kind of solar halo.
- The late 17th century French Baroque pulpit with depictions of various events out of the Bible.
- The wooden triptych Silver Altar. Check out the rose window behind it.
Trivia: T.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel were married here in 2010.
Storkyrkan Ticket Prices
- Seniors: SEK 30
- Free for under 18 and service goers.
- Groups/guided tours: SEK 40/person + SEK 1000 for the guide.
- Entry fees is voluntary.
How To reach Storkyrkan by Public Transport
- Subway 13, 14, 17, 18, 19 stop Gamla Stan T-bana.
- Buses 3, 53 stop Malartorget.
- Bus 59 stop Kornhamnstorg.
- Buses 2, 53, 55, 57, 76, 96, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195 stop Slottsbacken.
- Ferries 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 17, 19, 26, 82 stop Stockholm Slussen kajen.
- Green Ferry Line stop Riddarholmen Ferry Terminal.
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Storkyrkan, Stockholm Reviews - Write a Review
I visited the Storkyrka for one of the many concerts held there and was impressed by the inner Gothic style which strikes a contrast with the Baroque outside. The metal statue of St. George and the Dragon is an amazing work of art.
Nice church. It is warm in the winter and nice to look around
The best way to visit the cathedral is to join a concert in the evening. There is an event almost every evening in August. Come at 6:30 pm, get the ticket (60 SEK, same price as the entrance ticket) and you will have 30 minutes to look around before the concert starts. I went to an organ concert, and it was great.
If you enjoy walking down the street, you play all day long. Be quiet and energetic.
"Big Church" worth a look. Swedish royals weddings. Underground route directly to royal palace
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