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Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan)

Riddarholmen, Stockholm, Sweden (Södermalm)
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Ranked #43 of 150 attractions in Stockholm
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was one of our favorite stops. We visited on a Friday afternoon. The amount of history contained in this church is crazy. I particularly enjoyed learning about all of the family chapels and how they were built. The spire itself is spectacular. I also enjoyed the section about the Swedish coat of arms artist. It only takes ~1 hour... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The Riddarholm Church has an interesting roof and the Royal remains is very impressive. The area Riddaholm is nice to walk round

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This church was very old dating back to the 13th century and was started by the Franciscan's. You can tell because the inside architecture is very modest and simple. There are over 1,000 royals and religious buried at this church and there are several large caskets and sarcophagus located throughout the church. Amazing history.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This church is undergoing some much needed restoration. It has over 500 years of history of royal burials. The heraldry on the walls is quite remarkable. The number of children in the tombs is disturbing but that was the age. The vault to the left of the altar is quite ornate. The Bernadotte and Gustavian dynasty's' vaults are the most... More

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Altona, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Walked here from Stockholm C Station and enjoyed the view the whole way. It's the oldest building in Stockholm and the information outside the main entrance is great. Unfortunately it was closed to the public for going inside during my visit, but it was nice walking around the outside and taking photos. It's really beautiful and definitely adds to the... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

It is a bit of a walk to get to the Church-- but well worth it if you want a feel for the history of Sweden. Classic medieval church in all ways. Take the time to walk around and see who is buried there and the dates they ruled Sweden.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The church is situated on Riddarholmen that you easy reach from Gamla Stan (Subway or buss) and Riddarholmskyrkan are one of the most old building in Stockholm. Its nice see the old history and some of the tombs from successful people, kings and queens from old days (1300-1900). You also can read about the history in a lot of different... More

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Templepatrick, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

this is were all the swedish royalty are buried. it is a beautiful church with lots to see but it wouldnt be the end of the world if you didnt see it. it was very interesting to learn about all the kings though and to see all the amazing coffins.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We visited this church by accident, but enjoyed their small history exhibition and walking around taking in the atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

An interesting location full of coffins or other resting places for royalty throughout the ages. Well worth stopping for half hour or so.

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