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“Catholic Cathedral in Lutheran Sweden” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Stockholm Cathedral

Stockholm Cathedral
Trangsund 1 | Gamla Stan, Stockholm 111 29, Sweden (Södermalm)
+ 46 8 723 30 00
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Ranked #28 of 144 Attractions in Stockholm
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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“Catholic Cathedral in Lutheran Sweden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

A Roman Catholic Cathedral in Lutheran Sweden makes one wondering. But really this Gothic Cathedral is impressive in design and conservation. Originally a Church that was built 1892 transformed into Cathedral in 1950s. As result of the substantial increase in numbers of Roman Catholics by immigration after WW2. Certainly worth a visit.

Visited June 2014
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“St. George and the Dragon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I love the Stockholm Cathedral. It is an elegant brick gothic building with white plaster ceilings. A large statue of St. George slaying the dragon abuts the main altar. The cathedral is definitely worth the visit.

Visited June 2014
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“Royal traditional Cathedral”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The Cathedral is very warm and light, ceiling is very tall and airy. The statue is very good with a Dragon and fighting God! The interior architecture is very good. Lights and lightings are astonishing. You can light the candles as part of your prayers. There were many coffins buried on the floor with the markings on the surface. Situated in the old town, near the palace, it's a must visit for travellers.

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“must see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The church is a must see whilst in Stockholm. The Gothic design of the church is stunning and this what makes it unique.

Visited April 2014
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The Cathedral (Storkyrkan) is 700 years old and strikes as immediately warm and light, partly because of the tall redbrick pillars giving a lofty, airy feeling.The Baroque pulpit, two thrones, and embellishments fit in well to the original structure because the rest of the building is restrained. The surprise was the altar made of ebony and silver. Here also is the famous statue of St George and the Dragon. By chance we found that musical concerts are held here regularly, so we returned in the evening for a concert given by the choir of Norwich Cathedral (UK), including two organ pieces. A real bonus!

Visited May 2014
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