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  • 1. Fotografiska

    Södermalm | Museum/Gallery

    Opened in 2010, this contemporary photography museum housed in a 1906 red brick art nouveau building along the Södermalm waterfront spotlights...Read More

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    2. Kungliga Slottet

    Gamla Stan | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Designed by Nicodemus Tessin the Younger, the Royal Palace was completed in 1760 to replace the Tre Kronor palace, which burned down in 1697...Read More

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  • 3. Rosendals Trädgård

    Djurgården | Garden/Arboretum

    This gorgeous slice of greenery is a perfect place to spend a few hours on a late summer afternoon. When the weather's nice, people flock to...Read More

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    4. SkyView

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    This glass-covered gondola travels along the along the outer rim of Stockholm's Globe Arena, some 140 yards above the sea. It makes for spectacular...Read More

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  • 5. Stadshuset

    Kungsholmen | Government Building

    The architect Ragnar Östberg, one of the founders of the National Romantic movement, completed Stockholm's City Hall in 1923. The headquarters...Read More

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    6. Vasamuseet

    Djurgården | Museum/Gallery

    The warship Vasa sank 20 minutes into its maiden voyage in 1628, consigned to a watery grave until it was raised from the seabed in 1961....Read More

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  • 7. ABBA The Museum

    Djurgården | Museum/Gallery

    Stockholm's newest attraction explores the phenomenon of ABBA, Sweden's most famous musical export. The crowds of visitors are a testament to...Read More

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  • 8. Gröna Lund Tivoli

    Djurgården | Amusement Park/Water Park

    Smaller than Copenhagen's Tivoli or Göteborg's Liseberg, this amusement park has managed to retain much of its historical charm, while making...Read More

  • 9. Historiska Museet

    Östermalm | Museum/Gallery

    Viking treasures and the Gold Room are the main draw at this historical museum, but well-presented exhibitions that cover various periods of...Read More

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  • 10. Hötorget

    Norrmalm | Market/Bazaar

    Once the city's hay market, this is now a popular gathering place where you're more likely to find apples, pears, and, in summer, to-die-for...Read More

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  • 11. Junibacken

    Djurgården | Amusement Park/Water Park

    In this storybook house you travel in small carriages through the world of children's book writer Astrid Lindgren, creator of the irrepressible...Read More

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  • 12. Kulturhuset Stadsteatern

    Norrmalm | Arts/Performance Venue

    Since it opened in 1974, architect Peter Celsing's cultural center, a glass-and-stone monolith on the south side of Sergels Torg, has become...Read More

  • 13. Kungsträdgården

    Norrmalm | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Once the royal kitchen garden, this is now Stockholm's smallest but most central park. It is often used to host festivals and events, but is...Read More

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  • 14. Moderna Museet

    Skeppsholmen | Museum/Gallery

    The museum's excellent collection includes works by Picasso, Kandinsky, Dalí, Brancusi, and other international artists. You can also view examples...Read More

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  • 15. Nobelmuseet

    Gamla Stan | Museum/Gallery

    The Swedish Academy meets at Börshuset (the Stock Exchange) every year to decide the winner of the Nobel Prize for literature. The building...Read More

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  • 16. Nordiska Museet

    Djurgården | Museum/Gallery

    Inside an imposing late-Victorian structure, the Nordic Museum holds exhibits on many aspects of Swedish life, including trends, traditions...Read More

  • 17. Östermalmstorg

    Östermalm | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    This market square and its neighboring streets represent old, established Stockholm. At the southwestern corner of the square, Östermalms Saluhall...Read More

  • 18. Riddarholmskyrkan

    Gamla Stan | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Dating from 1270, the Grey Friars monastery is one of the oldest buildings in Stockholm; it's the burial place for two medieval kings, as well...Read More

  • 19. Riksdagshuset

    Gamla Stan | Government Building

    When in session, the Swedish Parliament meets in this Neoclassical building, which was inaugurated in 1905. Above the entrance, the architect...Read More

  • 20. Skansen

    Djurgården | Zoo/Aquarium

    The world's first open-air museum, Skansen was founded in 1891 by philologist and ethnographer Artur Hazelius, who is buried here. Drawing from...Read More

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