The Royal Palace of Stockholm
Stockholm Royal Palace – also known as the Stockholms slott or Kungliga slottet – is the official center for the Swedish monarchy. The Royal Palace was rebuilted in 1754, after the previous palace burned down in 1697. The construction of the new palace lasted for 57 years, from 1697 to 1754 and was the largest single construction project in Europe during this time.
The palace has been built on top of the foundations of a previous medieval castle – Tre Kronor, dating back to the mid 13th century. The remnants of the old castle can be seen in the Tre Kronor Palace Museum
The building is a magnificent baroque palace in seven floors containing over 600 rooms and halls. The Stockholm Royal Palace is the biggest palace in the world still used by a head of state – King Carl XVI Gustav.Also this palace is different than the private residence of the royal family, Drottinghom Palace.
The Royal Apartments are magnificent, ranging in style from baroque to rococo to Gustavian neo-classisism, like the Pillar Hall shown here, and on to the eclectic styles of the 19th century.
On the first floor are former royal apartments, on the second floor the state apartments and guest rooms. In the south wing are the chapel and the Hall of the Estates. The offices of the current King, Carl XVI Gustaf and the other members of the Royal Family as well as the offices of the Royal Court of Sweden. In the palace there’s also a very rare gift shop with goods that you only can buy here.
Gustavus III’s Museum of Antique Sculpture is housed in the palace, although it is only open during the summer. The Crown Jewels and other royal regalia are located in the Treasury, including the magnificent crown of Eric XIV. Grand suits of armor as well as ceremonial robes are on display in the Armory.
The Swedish royal family Bernadotte consist of King Carl XIV Gustav, Queen Silvia and their three children: Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl-Philip and Princess Madeleine.
Source: destination-stockholm.com, viator.com, enjoystockholm.com