Virtual journey to Stockholm, Sweden

Attractions In Stockholm

Stockholm Central Station, Stockholm

Stockholm Central Station

Stockholm Central Station - is the largest railway station in Sweden. The station was opened on July 18, 1871. This is the starting point for a variety of long-distance and international trains. All rail routes, as commuter and long-distance pass through this station. Near the railway station is the Central Bus Station and the underground passage connects it with the hub station is T-Centralen. Nearby is the city bus stop, next to the island of Djurgården.

Stockholm Concert Hall, Stockholm

Stockholm Concert Hall

Stockholm Concert Hall - is the main hall of orchestral music in Stockholm, which opened in 1926. He is the main concert venue of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, there is a ceremony awarding the Nobel Peace Prize and the annual music awards "Polar Music". The facade of the concert hall overlooks the square, where the daytime running fruit and vegetable market. In front of the beautiful fountain installed "Orpheus" made Carl Milles. Next to Orpheus are monuments patron of the arts - a beautiful nymph..

Area Sturenplan, Stockholm

Area Sturenplan

Sturenplan area - a well-known symbol of exclusivity and luxury for the whole of Sweden. It is named in honor of the venerable Swedish noble family dynasty Sture. Sturenplan considered the center of fashionable life in Stockholm. If you want to buy designer items, then Sturenplan is the perfect place for such purchases. Here are the exclusive fashion houses and shops such as Versace, Hugo Boss, Gucci and many others. Also in the square are the most famous and most expensive restaurants and clubs of Stockholm, where young people gather high-end, celebrity, young businessmen and even members of the Royal Family..

The Royal Dramatic Theater, Stockholm

The Royal Dramatic Theater

Royal Dramatic Theatre - is the main theater scene in Sweden and at the same time one of the grandest buildings in Stockholm.. Its history began in 1788 when the present royal court theater troupe was divided into operatic and dramatic. Since then, Sweden has two Royal Theatre - Opera and Drama. Initially, the repertoire of the Royal Dramatic Theatre consisted of grandiose productions in the style of French classicism, but by the early nineteenth century, the theater opened to the wider public, and are replaced by lush productions of Schiller's plays and Shakespeare.. Until 1908 the theater several times changed his position until settled on Nyubroplan in a building designed by the architect Fredrik Lillekvista. The facade of the building is made of white marble and gilded bronze. The theater building is decorated with paintings and sculptures of the most famous Swedish artists.. Swedish Royal Dramatic Theatre is very popular with the public. He is considered the best theater in Stockholm. Every year on the eight stages of the theater runs about a thousand performances. It played a famous actress Greta Garbo, and the celebrated writer and director Ernst Ingmar Bergman for over four decades, staged their plays here. At the Royal Dramatic Theatre is a school of dramatic art, from which many famous directors and actors, including Greta Garbo, Max von Sydow, Gunnar Bernstrand, Signe Hasso, Bibi Andersson, Pernilla Augusta Igrid Bergman and others..

The Nordic Museum, Stockholm

The Nordic Museum

Nordic Museum - a museum of Swedish culture and ethnography, located on the island of Djurgården in Stockholm. Magnificent museum building was built in 1907, modeled on the Danish Frederiksborg Castle. Initiator of the museum made culturologist Arthur Hazelius. Here are the traditional Swedish costumes, footwear, home furnishings and everyday life, from 1520 to the present day. In the museum you can see the Sami shaman drum, silk brocade, embroidered in the eighteenth century, and even the first pieces of furniture Ikea.. In the main hall of the museum installed a huge statue of King Gustav Vasa, who restored the Swedish state..

Museum "Skansen", Stockholm

Museum "Skansen"

"Skansen" has become the world's first ethnographic museum in the open air, which contains homes and buildings from various parts of Sweden, and even entire systems. It was founded in 1891 by explorer and ethnographer Arthur Hazelius and quickly gained a lot of popularity.. In the "Skansen" features more than 150 homes and estates of the eighteenth - twentieth centuries which saved the situation, showing how people lived in those days, people of different social background in different parts of Sweden. Caretakers house, dressed in costumes of the era, visitors can spend the rooms and talk about the exhibits. In the museum you can learn about traditional crafts and traditions of Sweden. Here you can see the interesting areas of the city with shops glassblower, medieval pottery, a forge, a bakery, manor yard and a beautiful wooden church built Seglora eighteenth century, as well as the marketplace Bollnestorget. Also in "Skansen" is a zoo that is home to both wild and domestic animals in Sweden. The museum has a terrarium, a monkey and a petting zoo. Near the entrance to the "Skansen" is working with the adjoining Museum of Biology and Aquarium is located inside the "Skansen"..

Quay Strandvegen, Stockholm

Quay Strandvegen

Strandvegen Quay - the brightest embankment of the Swedish capital and an excellent place for walking. Quay Strandvegen considered the most prestigious street in Stockholm. Along it are many beautiful buildings. Back in the late nineteenth century, the embankment was to attract the attention of the very rich. Here were built luxury houses belonging to the famous industrialists, traders, businessmen. Over time, these original, elegant buildings in the neoclassical style, settled politicians and businessmen. Noteworthy quay Strandvagen also many trendy shops, cozy street cafes and restaurants.

Royal Opera in Stockholm, Stockholm

Royal Opera in Stockholm

Royal Opera in Stockholm - one of the oldest musical theater in the world.. The first opera house on the site was built in 1782 by order of King Gustav the Third. In addition to the representations in the theater were public masquerades, carnivals, and a variety of festive events. Ten years later, in the lobby of the opera house Gustav third was wounded during a masquerade and a few days later he died, that was the basis of the famous opera of Giuseppe Verdi's "A Masked Ball.". After the death of his third son, Gustav, King Gustav Adolf Fourth Swedish decided to close the theater. In 1809, when the king was overthrown, the theater reopened its doors to the public.. In 1891, the building was torn down to begin construction of a new opera house, which was completed seven years later, and opened by King Oscar the Second. Contemporary repertoire includes ballet and opera. The Royal Opera has its own symphony orchestra, giving concerts in various cities of the country and abroad..

Knight's house, Stockholm

Knight's house

Knight's home is one of the most beautiful buildings in Stockholm and interesting sight. The building was built in the middle of the seventeenth century by the famous architect Jean de la Vallee, William and Henry Justus Vingbonsa. Until the mid-nineteenth century, there were meetings upper house of parliament. And since 1866, every three years here holds meetings the Swedish nobility.. The building of the Knights' Hall, made in the style of the late Renaissance, was taken as a model for the construction of private houses many Swedes. In front of the building is set a 5-meter high statue of the famous Swedish monarch Gustav Adolf II, who became famous as an outstanding leader and founder of the Great Swedish Empire. In the front hall of the house walls are decorated with the Knight's two thousand three hundred eighty two coats of arms of noble families. The statues that adorned the building symbolize the knightly virtues. On the south side there is a sculpture of "Generosity" on both sides of the sculpture is "Zeal" and "Courage" and on the north side of the sculptural group "Honor, Power and Prudence".

The Royal Palace, Stockholm

The Royal Palace

The Royal Palace - this is the official residence of the King of Sweden Carl Gustaf Sixteenth.. In the Middle Ages on the site of today's palace stood the castle of Stockholm, founded by Birger Jarl to protect the waterway from the Baltic to the Mälaren. With the construction of the castle began the history of the city of Stockholm.. When Juhani Third gloomy castle was replaced by an elegant residence, made in the spirit of the Renaissance. By the end of the seventeenth century it was considered obsolete, and in 1690, designed by Tessin the Younger in its place was built a baroque palace "Three Crowns". In 1697 almost unfinished palace was burned down, and the Ticino started building now existing buildings on the 600 rooms. Due to economic difficulties, the construction of the palace was delayed until 1754, and the north-west wing was completed only in 1760. Today it is one of the largest palaces in the world of acting. The main cultural richness of the Royal Palace - is its numerous museums.. In the Museum of Antiquities, founded by Gustav third in 1792, exhibited a collection of marble sculptures brought the king from his travels in Italy. Museum of the three Crown stores documents documenting the history of the construction of a medieval castle "Three Crowns", the ruins of which was built by the current Royal Palace. Here you can see the remains of an old castle and many rescued from fire monuments.. In the royal treasury kept the crown jewels: the crown and other symbols of authority.. The Royal Palace is located and the Armory storing the royal clothes and weapons, as well as the coach, which went to the coronation of the Swedish kings. A five-minute walk from the Royal Palace is the tomb of the Swedish kings - a medieval church Riddarholmen, which is open during the summer for visitors..

The Town Hall, Stockholm

The Town Hall

City Hall - one of the major tourist attractions in Stockholm and a symbol of the Swedish capital. The building was built of dark brick in 1923, designed by Ragnar Österberg. In the town hall meetings are held the city authorities, held important political negotiations, and in the halls of the Gold and Blue Hall annually hosts a banquet after the Nobel Prize. Golden Hall Town Hall is decorated with a mosaic of more than 18 million gold-plated tiles. From the observation deck 106-meter tower offers a magnificent panorama of the city hall of Stockholm. The tower is topped with three gold crowns, which are a symbol of Sweden.

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