Sights of Stockholm: Royal Palace and Livrustammar
The royal palace is still a residence of the Swedish king. He was erected at the place of the old Palace Tre Korunur in the style of Italian baroque at the very beginning of the XVIII century.
- Museum of King Gustav III with antique sculptures,
- Skattkammarren – the treasury of royal jewels,
- Museum three crowns,
- Royal Armory Livrustammarren, founded by Gustav Adolf i in 1628. This is one oldest Swedish museums. Royal clothes and masquerade costumes, armor, weapons, carriers, as well as other exhibits related to military history and the history of the Swedish monarchy are exhibited. The most ancient exhibit dated 1542 year, it is a helmet of Gustav Vases with a comb. Museum clothes are still used at the official celebrations of the royal family – coronation, weddings.
Near the palace, the solemn ceremony of changing Karaul, which consistently come to watch hundreds of tourists.
The Royal Palace of Stockholm is still located the residence of the ruling monarch
Changing Karaul on the square in front of the royal palace always attracts tourists
Royal Palace. From January 2 to May 14 from Tuesday to Sunday with 10.00 to 16.00; from May 15 to September 14 daily from 10.00 to 17.00; From September 15 to December 31, from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 16.00.
Livrustammar. From January to April and from September to December – Tuesday-Wednesday, Friday-Sunday from 11.00 to 17.00; on Thursday from 11.00 to 20.00 (free entrance from 17.00 to 20.00). May – daily from 11.00 to 17.00; June – Daily from 10.00 to 17.00; from July to August every day from 10.00 to 18.00.
Entrance to the royal palace for adults costs 150 kroons, for students and children from 7 to 17 years old – 75 crowns, for children under 7 years old – free.
Entrance to the livrustammar for adults costs 90 kroons, for children up to 18 years old – free.
How to get: Nearest stop – Slottsbacken, buses number 2, 43, 55, 76, 96, 191-195.