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Stockholm Cathedral

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Address: 1 Traangsund | Gamla Stan, Stockholm 111 29, Sweden
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+46 8 723 30 00
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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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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(The Great Church) Stockholm's largest church

Great Sankt Nikolai kyrka (Church of St. Nicholas), is the oldest church in Gamla Stan, the old town in central Stockholm, Sweden. It is an important example of Swedish Brick... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Great Sankt Nikolai kyrka (Church of St. Nicholas), is the oldest church in Gamla Stan, the old town in central Stockholm, Sweden. It is an important example of Swedish Brick Gothic and houses a really impressive large wooden statue of George and the Dragon, commissioned in 1489. This church is next to the royal palace and from the outside it... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

its not that unique! it is just as beautiful as many other central old churches arround europe at its time, if you were passing through the old town spend a five minutes inside, otherwise save your time to a more other nearby places

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

That's the most beautiful cathedral in Stockholm. Quite historic. Many royal marriages took place here. Stunning!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

This was my first stop in downtown Stockholm. I had only a day while in transit to East Africa, so I wanted to use my time well. Going here was a good choice. It is a beautiful building. Be sure to look up and see the artwork on the ceiling, as well as the artwork more easily seen. The weird... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Check out the occasional concerts as a wonderful way to experience the cathedral and music. We went on a Sunday evening and enjoyed a lovely choir and gorgeous candlelit atmosphere. Our hotel concierge helped to make the arrangements since the web site was not in English.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

The Cathedral of Stockholm, in Sweden known as Storkyrkan (literally Great Church) or Sankt Nikolai kyrka (St. Nicholas Church) is the oldest church in Stockholm and the headquarters of the diocese of Stockholm. It is in the old town (Gamla Stan) of the city. The church, in one tower, first appears in a written source in 1279. It was built... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Really nice cathedral in Stockholm . 40 kr to go in. It is beautifully preserved and the George and dragon sculpture is unique, for me at least.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

When we reached the Obelisk, we saw a building which turns out to be the Stockholm Cathedral, also known as Storkyrkan. That one is the back of the cathedral. We walked to the main entrance which is on the opposite side to the side which is facing the Obelisk. We can go in by paying a fee of 40kr. per... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Beautiful cathedral in the old town. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit on a snowy Sunday in February! It is truly stunning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Very unusual brick columns supporting the roof - I've never seen before - make this an interesting visit. The 40kr fee seemed to be putting people off - so it was quiet inside.

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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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