The capital of Sweden is a city with an unusual location - it is located on a dozen islands connected by bridges and ferries. The most important monuments and museums of the country gather here, including the famous Skansen and the Vasa Ship Museum.
Stockholm lies partly on the mainland, and partly on 14 coastal islands with individual districts, including the Old Town and the Royal Palace. A little further is the Stockholm Archipelago consisting of 20 thousand. islets, rocks and skeletons on which Swedes relax on weekends and in summer in their summer houses.
The city was founded in the 13th century and quickly became the main center of the country. In the 17th and 18th centuries it was the capital of one of the most powerful European countries, which translated into its monumental architecture.
The center of Stockholm is the Old Town (Gamla Stan) on the island of Stadsholmen. You can find here, among others the cathedral, in which ceremonies related to the royal family are held, and the late-Baroque Royal Palace, one of the largest in Europe. Its interiors with representative apartments are open to the public.
The island of Djurgården is a very popular place among tourists but also city residents. In the past there were hunting grounds, and now there are several dozen museums and cultural institutions. The most important of them is the Vasa Museum, where you can see the original seventeenth-century warship and the Open-air Museum, the world's oldest ethnographic museum in the open air.
One of the more characteristic places in Stockholm is the City Hall standing on the island of Kungsholmen from the beginning of the 20th century. Before its entrance you can admire the panorama of the Old Town. Interiors are available for guided tours.