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Address: 1 Traangsund | Gamla Stan, Stockholm 111 29, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 8 723 30 00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

Dating back to the 13th century, this church has a distinct character and...

Dating back to the 13th century, this church has a distinct character and history. It is the oldest in the Old Town and is home to several relics as well as an impressive statue of Saint George fighting the Dragon. Storkyrkan can pique almost anyone's curiosity, not just the history buff's.

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This is not a particularly large Cathedral by general standards although it is interesting and well worth a visit but probably no more than 45 minutes or less. The Cathedral was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is not a particularly large Cathedral by general standards although it is interesting and well worth a visit but probably no more than 45 minutes or less. The Cathedral was given its status in 1942 and it is of ancient origins going back to the 13th century. The Royal pews, the silver altar an extremely large bronze candelabra which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very beautiful cathedral in Gamla Stan. We especially liked the statue with the dragon. Good place to take photos.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time I see a dragon sculpture in a church. This is a sculpture from 15th century. This is a not a big complex church and certainly not comparable with the ones you can see in other european capitals. Worth a look though while you are visiting Gamla Stan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing old and ornate cathedral. It is the oldest church in Gamla Stan. Originally built as the Catholic Church of Sweden it is now The Church of Sweden. Built in the 13th century it is an incredible documentation of Swedish history. Of the many amazing features it is easy to be drawn to St. George slaying the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The exterior is unassuming compared to the glories inside. As I said in another review, I love attending church in other countries. I was lucky enough to attend here and be able to feel God's glory in this magnificent cathedral.

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Stockholm, Sverige
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, you go to a capital and you go to the main church. Do so in Stockholm as well. Whilst not specacular, it's a shame to miss it. Don't plan a detour or a full day experience...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stockholm cathedral is a simple religious building ommitting the glamour of many european cities - we found this pleasantly refreshing for a religious building and enjoyed our visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Stockholm Cathedral (Storkyrkan) was great to visit - not as massive as many cathedrals you'd see in Europe but still with its own grandeur and unique style

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We were privileged to visit when a youth choir was rehearsing a mass - it was beautiful - sung in Latin. Interesting architecture - and history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The sculpture of St George and the Dragon is magnificent, much bigger than I expected. The church also has many beautiful paintings, including one that takes up an entire wall.

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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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