Top Historical Places in Stockholm

Are you looking to explore the history of Stockholm through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Stockholm including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Stockholm. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Stockholm ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Stockholm, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Stockholm for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Stockholm with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Royal Palace

    4.5 (5761 Votes)
    Royal Palace

    Palace, Architecture

    The palace is quite a source of instant gratification, especially if you’re a history buff or simply enjoy looking at luxurious opulence. One of Europe’s most magnificent castles, the Palace is still the official residence of the Swiss monarch. Built on the site of a medieval fortress, various remodeling processes have left a primarily Baroque-High Renaissance architectural mix. Th...Read more
  2. Drottningholm Palace


    Europe well deserves it’s reputation for the best palaces in the world, and this is another stuning number in it’s terrific collection. A Baroque summer palace famed for its still-in-use Court Theatre (the oldest in the world), magnificent Chinese Pavilions (also known as the Kina Slott), the Central Great Staircase and a beautiful library. The parks too are absolutely stunning and...Read more
  3. Storkyrkan

    4.5 (2140 Votes)

    Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    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 ...Read more
  4. Stortorget

    Walking Area, Historical Site, Square

    Once the political heart of Stockholm and now its most charming tourist trap, this square has some of the city’s nicest cafes and is a great place to people watch. Tens of thousands of tourists visit daily. The tall buildings around the square are mostly from the 17th and 18th centuries and the Borshuset, the former stock exchange building now housing the Nobel Museum, is the most impres...Read more
  5. Waldemarsudde

    4.4 (458 Votes)

    Art Museum, Garden, Historical Site, Sculpture

    Swedish Prince Eugen fell in love with this particular bit of land full of centuries-old oak trees and had architect Ferdinand Boberg build him a house here. He was a painter and after his death the house was converted into an art museum for his works as well as some other painters. The Art Nouveau interior is fetchingly and lavishly appointed, making the best use of natural light. As for the ...Read more
  6. Medeltidsmuseet

    4.4 (262 Votes)

    Monument, Archaeological Site , Specialty Museum

    In the nineteen-seventies, an archaeological dig uncovered some old medieval monuments of Stockholm, with structures from the 13th to the 15th centuries. These include houses, the medieval graveyard of Helgeandshuset, booths, workshops, harbour, a 16th century warship, 16 century town wall, and gallows. The Monuments were not move from their places. Instead the museum was built right around the...Read more
  7. Parliament House

    4.3 (407 Votes)
    Parliament House

    Heritage Building

    Even if you don't end up actually going inside the parliament, it is worth walking by in front just to check out the gloriously beautiful facade - Neoclassical and Baroque Revival. It looks regal and stately enough in the daytime but when lit up in the evenings, the lakeside island location makes it look magical. Technically the building is not open to the public, but thousands of people still ...Read more
  8. Army Museum

    4.5 (213 Votes)
    Army Museum

    Military Museum, History Museum, Historical Site

    The museum, opened in 1879, is located on the site of a former Artillerigarden, a major depot for over three centuries. The displays inside have a remarkable distinct approach to exhibiting military heritage when compared to most other similar museums. While there is quite an exhaustive exploration of the military history (antique and modern weapons, vehicles, Sweden’s current neutrality ...Read more
  9. Skogskyrkogarden

    4.6 (84 Votes)


    This is Sweden’s most famous cemetery, not only for the many dignitaries interred here (Greta Garbo and Arthur Adson), but also for the sheer harmony of architectural and natural beauty that architects Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz were able to achieve. Completed in 1920, it was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. From the colonnaded entrance the path goes through wooded grav...Read more
  10. Globe Arena

    Arena, Entertainment

    Massive and very impressive when lit up with colors, this white ball of a building has quite a few claims to fame. It’s the biggest hemispherical building in the world. It represents the Sun in the largest model of the solar system in the world, and is Sweden’s favourite ice hockey stadium, also used as a performace and concert venue. A popular curiosity here is the small, aluminum ...Read more
  11. Maritime Museum

    4.2 (31 Votes)
    Maritime Museum

    History Museum, Historical Site

    Sweden’s naval history is so huge that they need at least three museums just to cover it all properly. This museum, housed in a 18th century neoclassical building, focuses on merchant shipping and shipbuilding. And that’s still not enough - this complex only has a plethora of objects, drawings and photos. The boats themselves are outside of Vasa Museum. The collection includes histo...Read more
  12. Stadshuset

    4.6 (3151 Votes)

    Art And Culture, View Point, Historical Site, Tower

    If you didn’t know why, you’d think that the locals overhype the place. Their love for the bulding is derived from it’s deep ties to the Swedish National Romaticism. It’s also the location for the yearly Nobel Prize festivities. In other words, htye view it as a tangible proof of love for country. Most of it’s 8 million bricks were handcrafted. It’s decorated...Read more
  13. Medelhavsmuseet

    4.3 (27 Votes)

    History Museum, Historical Site

    The museum’s premise is simple - focus on ancient artifacts from the ancient civilizations around the Mediterranean. Formed in 1954, the collection includes a treasure trove of historical objects from Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Cyprus (one of the best in the world), and Ancient Rome. The museum elaborates and delineates history with the help of stories, objects, films and digi...Read more
  14. Konserthuset

    Square, Heritage Building

    This is probably Stockholm’s most famous building. It’s where the ceremonial presentations of the annual Nobel Prizes take place, handed out by the Swedish King himself. It’s also home to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Opera. The beautiful building was built by a famous Swedish neo-classicist, Ivar Tengbom. Another attraction here is the square in front of the building, wher...Read more
  15. Rosendals Slott

    Palace, Architecture

    The palace is from King Karl XVI Johan and King Oskar’s times, built in the first half of the 19th century. Architect Frederick Blom designed it in Empire style, and the interiors of the palace are now one of the finest examples of that style. Check out the extensive carpeting, the color salons, the many drapes, and the huge library. The gardens are open to the public at all times.