The Royal Palaces

A site about the Royal Palaces.

The Royal Palaces are among the country’s most distinguished buildings. Throughout the centuries they have played host to important event...

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The ticking of timepieces in room after room is symbolic of today’s living palace. Most of the clocks in the grand apartments of the Roya...

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In Sweden, we divide the Baroque into two periods: the Caroline Baroque, with its Northern European influences, and the later Tessin Gold...

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Many visitors to the Bernadotte Apartments at the Royal Palace stand and look at one particular portrait which is radically different to ...

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The Royal Palace of Stockholm has a history that stretches back more than a thousand years. From the Middle Ages to the present day. This...

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The Swedish national portrait gallery collection is added to every year with a number of works, including the Portrait of Honour – a pain...

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Leo is unlike any other lion in the world. In its glass box in the Upper Armoury, Gripsholm’s very own lion is perhaps more comical than ...

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See the Royal Stables coach sheds, which are home to around forty carriages and sleighs for various occasions. Most of them date back to ...

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Take a tour through the Royal Stables, with its harness room, cars and carriage houses.

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Our Palaces and Royal sites

The Royal Palace Open today 10.00-17.00

Welcome to one of Europe's largest and most dynamic palaces. The Royal Palace of Stockholm is His Majesty The King's official residence a...

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Drottningholm Palace Open today 10.00-17.00

Drottningholm Palace is on UNESCO's World Heritage list. It is the most well-preserved royal castle built in the 1600s in Sweden and at t...

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Gripsholm Castle Open today 10.00-16.00

On the shores of Lake Mälaren, Gripsholm Castle towers powerfully and fairytale-like over the idyllic small town of Mariefred in Söderman...

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In 1996 King Carl XVI Gustaf officially opened Sweden's first National City Park, comprising North ans South of Djurgården, Ulriksdal Par...

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The Kings and Queens of Sweden – from Vasa to Bernadotte. Gustav Vasa is usually regarded as the founder of the modern Swedish state. Since then, Sweden has had five Royal dynasties.

Discover the articles and videos about the palace's history and highlights. In the archive you will find images and stories about selected items from the Royal Collections.


The image and media gallery shows images of all royal sites, royal palaces and palace parks, free to download (read the terms). You will also find images from ongoing exhibitions.