Stockholm is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Stockholm one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Stockholm is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Stockholm or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Stockholm. Explore the historical monuments of Stockholm with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Stockholm guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Stockholm page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Stockholm landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Stockholm.
#1 of 19 Historical Places in Stockholm | Added 38991 times in trip plans
107 70 Stockholm, Sweden
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
The official home and major royal palace of the Swedish monarch, the Royal palace is located on the city’s mist central island. The attraction is still home to the Swedish Royal Family. Indeed, there is a lot of history attached to this place. Hang around the palace before actually going in to experience some interesting royal activities like...
#2 of 19 Historical Places in Stockholm | Added 18926 times in trip plans
Drottningholm, Stockholm 178 02, Sweden
10:00 am - 04:30 pm
Filled with so much royalty, Stockholm is indeed full of royal attractions. The Drottningholm Palace is one such place, that is still home to the Swedish royal family. However, this is the private residence. With a beautiful location on yet another island of Stockholm called the Lovön. Built in the 16th century this property once served as the...
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Riksgatan 1, 100 12 Stockholm, Sweden
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 ope...
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Hotorget 8, 103 87 Stockholm, Sweden
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 he...
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Trangsund 1, 111 29 Stockholm, Sweden
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Storkyrkan which is essentially “the Great Church” was officially named Sankt Nikolai kyrka. It is a very culturally fulfilling experience, backed up by its location in the old town area of the city. A fine example of Swedish Brick Gothic architecture, the attraction almost does not fit in your eyes with its majestic grandeur. Equally e...
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Stortorget, 111 29 Stockholm, Sweden
Watch the world go by as you bask in the present at this oldest city square. It is here where the urbanization actually started and grew beyond the city center. Today colorful buildings and an open azure sky looks overs you as you sit back and watch. Being a very popular tourist destination, the square also has occasional performances for the publi...
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Prins Eugens Väg 6, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden
11:00 am - 05:00 pm
Located on the central island of Djurgarden, the Waldemarsudde is a fantastic museum that once housed by the Swedish Prince Eugen. In fact, it is he who discovered this palace that stands a s a museum today, way back in the year 1892. Centuries-old oak trees create a reposeful backdrop for this museum that takes you back in time. Inside, you will f...
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Stromparrterren 3, 111 30 Stockholm, Sweden
12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
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...
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Riddargatan 13, 114 51 Stockholm, Sweden
11:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 weapon...
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Sockenvagen, 122 33 Stockholm, Sweden
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 colonn...
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121 77 Stockholm, Sweden
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...
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Tradgardsgatan 2, 111 31 Stockholm, Sweden
12:01 am - 12:00 am
They also call this 15 centimetres high sculpture of a small boy gazing up with his arms around his knees the ‘little boy who looks at the moon’. His lonely look inspires visitors to shower him with coins, sweets, flowers and candy. In winter they even gift him a scarf, hat and coat - a very cute sight. This is one of Stockholm’s hidden monuments.
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Djurgårdsbrunnsvägen 24, 115 27 Stockholm, Sweden
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 outsid...
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Hantverkargatan 1, 111 52 Stockholm, Sweden
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 millio...
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Fredsgatan 2, 103 21 Stockholm, Sweden
12:00 pm - 08:00 pm
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 wi...