Stockholm In Winter – The Royal Palace
Before Christmas, we took a short trip to Sweden’s Capital City Stockholm. We went to celebrate our 1st year wedding anniversary. While taking in what this amazing city had to offer we visited the Royal Palace. Who doesn’t want to get an insight into Regal Life?!
The Royal Palace, Stockholm
The Palace is located in Gamla Stan, is open all year round and costs less than £20 a ticket depending on the exchange. Yes, Stockholm has its own currency, SKE. There is something about having different money when on holidays that makes it feel more special! Like you really have ventured into a new world.
Entry is free with the Stockholm Pass. We didn’t opt for this pass but in hindsight, most of the attractions we visited were covered by it. I would look into it if you are taking a trip to Stockholm. While there we did hear good things about it from fellow travellers. Next time we get to head up to this magical city I’ll be bagging one!
Your ticket allows you access to the Royal Apartments, the Treasury and the Tre Kronor Museum. Your ticket is valid for 7 days so you can come back if you miss a section.
The Royal Apartments
Each monarch and they’re own special touches can be seen throughout these rooms
Queen Kristina’s silver throne is a sight unto itself. When they are expecting a new heir a cradle can be found in this spot instead. Depending on the time of year and what is happening in the Palace some rooms may be sectioned off as they are in use.
The Palace has been located at this spot since the 13th Century and has 1,430 rooms and 660 windows.
While we were there construction was taking place however we didn’t feel this affected any of the views inside, mostly the views and pictures taken from outside. We went later in the day when it was getting dark, around 3 pm. It closes at 5 pm so if you wish to take it slower do arrive earlier.
Tre Kronor Museum
The Tre Kronor Museum is dedicated to the original Tre Kronor Palace in Stockholm. The original Palace was destroyed by a fire in the late 1600’s.
Sadly no pictures can be taken here as it is where the house the crown jewels. It is located in cellar vaults and no joke I kept thinking about every heist movie I have ever seen while walking around!
Gustav Vasa´s sword of state, Erik XIV´s crown, sceptre and orb and Lovisa Ulrika´s crown, as well as several of The Princes and Princesses’ crowns, are displayed here to see.
We thoroughly enjoyed strolling around the Palace and found it the perfect escape from the chill. We decided to avail of the daylight and only entered the Palace when getting dark. Regardless of what time of day you go, it’s a beautiful attraction to hit if you find yourself in Stockholm for a few days we would highly recommend it.
This visit has now encouraged us to visit the Tower of London. Have you ever been to a royal attraction? Let me know in the comments below!