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Art and architecture

To visit Stockholm is to visit one giant art museum and everywhere you look there are interesting buildings, from decidedly contemporary to houses that date as far back as the late 13th century.

Stockholm is positively bustling with art museums, but if you have a limited time frame at your disposal, we recommend you try to visit at least three: Moderna Museet with its world-class collection of contemporary art is located on the island of Skeppsholmen in central Stockholm. Not far away, on the peninsula Blasieholmen is Nationalmuseum, the national gallery of Sweden. Finally, if you can find the time, go to Waldermarsudde, originally the home of Prince Eugen, now among the most-visited art museums in Sweden.

While walking between these museums you’ll discover that art is always present in Stockholm in the form of sculptures and street art. Even the subway is an art experience and sometimes referred to as “the worlds longest art museum”.

If you like art galleries, a visit to Götgatspuckeln on Södermalm or Hudiksvallsgatan in Vasastan is a given, where you’ll find galleries for all tastes.

Architecture-buffs should visit Arkitekturmuseet on Skeppsholmen and of course have a look at Stockholm’s city hall, one of Sweden's most fascinating and impressive buildings, where the yearly Nobel Banquet takes place. Another must is the Unesco World Heritage site; the serene and beautiful Woodland Cemetery.