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Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan)

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Address: Riddarholmen, Stockholm 111 30, Sweden
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Beautiful and Creepy

The church's architecture is absolutely beautiful, but it's kind of creepy that the place was only used for burial ceremonies of royalty. It's worth a quick visit, especially as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike G
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San Francisco, California
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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

magnificent architecture. Church occupies a large area. huge space allows a good look at everything.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is a fantastic part of the Catholic heritage in Sweden, built in the 14th century. Don't miss it while visiting Stockholm!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church's architecture is absolutely beautiful, but it's kind of creepy that the place was only used for burial ceremonies of royalty. It's worth a quick visit, especially as you head to or from Gamla Stan.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a perfect spot, just located on a small island of it's own easily reached by a bridge just between the Old Town and the Central Station of Stockholm !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Walking back late from a day of shopping, we came across the Riddarholm Church just as the rain was starting. In a word...creepy. Think quiet, late, dark, gloomy, heavy mist...and a large church. Looking forward to getting the pictures downloaded on this one as the ambience was simply creepy. I was unaware of all the history, but given the setting,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The church is beautiful from the outside...inside is a different story. From the moment you step into the main room, you are walking on a burial ground. The thunderstorm outside did not help with the uneasiness...glad I went with other people; otherwise, I'd have left right away, and missed out on the history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This historic church has some of the Swedish royals buried there. A lot of history throughout the church. We bought a combination ticket that included the Royal Palace. We enjoyed our visit here.

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Canton, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A ton of history here, and many tombs. A couple blocks from the royal palace entrance, but the Kronor museum is in between the two.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Can be seen from anywhere in Stockholm, this is a church you can not get enough pictures of. Well worth the solemn visit

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This church is mostly interesting for the history it contains. It is primarily a burial church, used until the 1950s as the last resting place of members of Sweden's royal family. It's nice to walk around and familiarize yourself with the names and succession. Buy the combination ticket for this church and the royal palace to save a bit of... More 

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting: take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest) alleys, which will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time. This neighborhood offers a great combination of historical buildings and traditional Swedish restaurants.
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