Designed by Nicodemus Tessin, the Royal Palace was completed in 1760 and replaced the previous palace that had burned down at the location in 1697. The four facades of the palace each have a distinct style: the west is the king's, the east the queen's, the south belongs to the nation, and the north represents royalty in general. Watch the changing of the guard in the curved terrace entrance, and view the palace's fine furnishings and Gobelin tapestries on a tour of the
Representationsvän (State Apartments). To survey the crown jewels, which are no longer used in this self-consciously egalitarian country, head to the Skattkammaren (Treasury). The Livrustkammaren (Royal Armory) has an outstanding collection of weaponry, coaches, and royal regalia. Entrances to the Treasury and Armory are on the Slottsbacken side of the palace.
Jun 8, 2005
Catch the changing of the guard at Noon. It lasts an hour. It is a spectacle. The royal apartments themselves were not that interesting