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Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan)

Riddarholmen, Stockholm, Sweden (Södermalm)
08-402-61-30
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Ranked #44 of 144 Attractions in Stockholm
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural

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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The exterior is beautiful on the oldest church in Stockholm, but apparently it is closed a lot of the time. I had no luck getting inside but I'm not sure why

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Being that Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan) is one of the oldest buildings in Stockholm (dating back to the 13th century), it's well worth a look. And since it's located opposite Gamla Stan, you're most certainly going to see it from various parts of the city! It's spires are lovely and it's definitely worth walking around the grounds. Stand beside it and... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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152 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is one of the Churches seen from all over the city, because of its big Gothic spire. It is on the Riddarholmen island, just behind the central Gamla Stan island, 10 min walk from the Royal palace. The exterior is magnificent, but we had no luck going inside where the Royal tombs are. We went there twice, but it... More 

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Urbana, Illinois
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30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I very much enjoyed Riddarholm Church. If anything, take the time to at least walk by it to admire the architecture. If you have time, the interior of the church and all of the history inside is fascinating.

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Vaasa, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is amazing! You can nearly touch the atmosphere in this church! Feel the history and the persons, houndreds of years of praising, prayers, burials etc We jsut loved this old church! For some it may be nothing specatacular, but concidering its age and what has happened around it...

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Cairo, Egypt
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

2 minutes walk from the royal palace, so you can see both of the 2 attractions in one day. It is the burial church of the Swedish Monarchs. you will see paintings on the floor denoting the burial places. Great architecture of the inside and outside of the church. Please visit that peaceful church.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Built in the late 1200s, the iron steeple is a replacement because of a fire. But this is truly a historical museum and we enjoyed it. Admission is included with the Stockholm Card, and photos without flash are allowed. There is good signage throughout and we found it to be an informative stop. As we have visited three palaces this... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This church has not been used as such for almost 200 years,and is more widely known as the last resting place of a number of the Swedish Monarchy.It is a fascinating look at the manner and opulence of the royal burials,and the magnificent caskets and sarcophagi of the various royals.The seperate private family chapels,and the way the caskets have been... More 

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Gdynia, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The church is mostly known for being a final resting place for most of the Swedish monarchs. If you don't care about that sort of things, you might as well take a picture outside and shouldn't waste your time inside. But if you are into history and chilling stories, you should definitely visit this one. However, it really does make... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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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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