Royal Palace
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The changing of the guard ceremony has been a daily tradition since 1523.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Kungsträdgården • 6 min walk
  • Gamla stan • 6 min walk
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  • DadandCab
    Coffs Harbour, Australia1,230 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Busy but interesting
    I viewed the palace in the middle of the day during the changing of the guard in order to minimise the number of people inside which seemed to work pretty well aside from one guided tour that seemed determined to spread themselves across every room they were in. Aside from them, there were small groups or pairs of people, respecting each others space and allowing each other to take photos and read the room descriptions. There were a lot of rooms to see, spread over two floors and the ticket also included the treasury, three crowns museum and museum of antiquities. Well worth the entrance fee.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Anne M
    Atlanta, Georgia102 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a Visit
    Visit The Royal Palace if you have time. It is interesting but every European Country has a Royal Palace. Plan on at least 2-3 hours. If you can plan it, watch the changing of the Guard (not Buckingham Palace but worth seeing. Get there at least 30 minutes before it starts. It doesn't seem like it but the best place to be is just outside the door from the Royal Palace. It probably won't be in the shade. Everyone will gravitate to the area that has the shade but not the best view.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 16, 2023
  • RYC88
    Centreville, Virginia1,284 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Treasury and interesting palace rooms
    It wasn't clear which entrance to use to get tickets and it turns out that you can purchase your tickets at any of the entrances (ie: the Treasury or Royal Apartments, etc.) When we saw the long line at the main ticket booth, we used the app and it was easy and quick. There is a little bit of confusion on the different tickets, as some include the special collection for the Jubilee and some include entrance to things like the armory, but there is a basic ticket that gets you into the "regular" areas. The tickets did have a time stamp on them for entrance, but we were allowed into the exhibits before that time, so I don't know if they enforce the time stamps on particular days. The Treasury was fabulous with the incredible royal regalia and just the right amount of artifacts so it didn't get tiresome (!) seeing jeweled object after jeweled object. The Royal Apartments started out fairly plain and proceeded to be more and more over the top with decoration and color and gilding, etc. It was a nice place and a good amount to see and not too much reading, but it was pretty crowded.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 20, 2023
  • BalkrishnaShroff
    Mumbai, India23,752 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive !!
    We came here with our walking tour guide. Since it was not part of the tour itinerary, we were shown only from outside. It looked impressive and we decided to come afterwards, but unfortunately due to shortage of time we could not come again. May be next time.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Nat
    Mexico City, Mexico853 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice
    Pretty from the outside. We didn’t get in, except to the church. There was an expo outside for the king’s jubilee which was interesting to see. One thing to consider though is that it is ENORMOUS; if you get in –or get close– you’ll have to walk a long way to get through.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 26, 2023
  • A. Petter
    Zeist, The Netherlands198 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lot and more
    I don't regret wandering through all the layers and parts of the palace. It was a lot and not everything was equally interesting to me (but clearly to others). If you are in Stockholm for several days, love history and/or royal splendor, then you must have been here.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 30, 2023
  • MNowosad
    San Jose, California173 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Splendid Rooms and Royal Furniture
    The Royal Palace was one of highlights of our visit to Stockholm. It has many rooms to explore, with very beautiful furniture, paintings, tapestries and wall decoration. It can be visited in 2 hours on a leisure pace. Because it is in Stockholm Old Town, it can be combined with a visit to other nearby attractions, like the Cathedral of Stockholm or the Nobel Museum.
    Visited May 2023
    Written August 21, 2023
  • Gonca A
    Ankara, Türkiye51 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not a must see
    Not much to see, not very interesting, the palace visit gives a very general idea about the living places of kingdom family. The toilettes are realy unsufficient for this kind of touristic place! After the visit I recommend to take a stop by Kerstin & Britt Strömparterren Bar Café Restaurant.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 23, 2023
  • Coryy20
    Port of Spain, Trinidad5,707 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Palace in Old Town
    Firstly I was not too impressed with its location in old town. Nonetheless it is a nice Place on the outside. Internally it is very huge and you will need a minimum of tow hours to see some of its interesting paintings and decor. Keep in mind when buying the tickets, that there are basic tickets that allow admission to the "regular" areas and some which include the special collection and armory etc.
    Visited November 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written August 27, 2023
  • Vivek Hesaraghatta
    London, United Kingdom100 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another European Palace
    The palace itself is big and pretty similar to other palaces in the Nordics. The paintings, statues, etc are all similar to other places. Close to Gamla Stan and hence a good visit to cover in a day with Nobel prize museum. The organisation of various visiting points on the palace are a little confusing. For treasury you literally go out of the palace gates and enter from the other side. Would be good to consolidate everything in a single better organised tour. This would make it really interesting visit. The treasury is a very nice place to see the royal crown and the crowns of different kings. It's not huge and takes around 15 minutes at most to go around the treasury. But the visit is definitely worth it for the royal crown, etc. Overall a good experience but can be better organised.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 10, 2023
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Judy M
Portland, OR79 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
I went in to the ticket booth and bought a book ‘Royals Palace’ and inquired woman whether they provide senior discount price for admission. She said senior is adult they don’t have discount for the seniors. I told her I only have one day left and could not afford to spend two hours there.

Thereby she instructed me to leave the building right away. Cannot believe that Royals Palace in Stockholm all they want is your money $$$$$. If you don’t want to donate the money to them they dare to yell at you and kick you out of the palace.

I don’t recommend this place at all. If you want to go to all the museums they advertise to the tourists you have to save at least a thousand dollars in order to get Swedish rich.
Written November 10, 2021
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Robertsclubman
London113 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Where to start? The ticket buying was excruciatingly slow. One till open and even those with pre-booked tickets on their phones had to queue up to get paper tickets. It’s 2023 people! A German guy who was told the guide was only in English said “ maybe invest the ticket money in an upgrade!” I couldn’t agree more. We visited with two young children because a Christmas elf hunt was advertised. It was terrible. We only spotted 3 tiny silver gnomes. It’s for children guys, it’s not the Hunt for Red October! Zero attempt was made to decorate the palace for Christmas. It was an expensive and seriously disappointing experience. Child friendly facilities were generally absent. Not recommended. The whole events team should be flown to Hampton Court Palace in London to see how these things should be done!
Written December 28, 2023
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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad5,707 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
Firstly I was not too impressed with its location in old town. Nonetheless it is a nice Place on the outside. Internally it is very huge and you will need a minimum of tow hours to see some of its interesting paintings and decor.
Keep in mind when buying the tickets, that there are basic tickets that allow admission to the "regular" areas and some which include the special collection and armory etc.
Written August 27, 2023
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Traveling_Cranberry
Calgary, Canada56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Good place to obtain a basic knowledge of the Swedish monarchy and some of the Swedish history. Not too lengthy walk through the rooms, full of amazing displays, decor and architecture. Included in the price was Royal Apartments, the Treasury, the Tre Kronor Museum and Museum of Antiquities. Absolutely worth the price. Despite the number of museums visited my teens did not get bored and we enjoyed the place.
Written August 12, 2022
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Mark_Dornoch
Dornoch, UK1,481 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Residence of the Swedish monarchy in Gamla Stan, the island which forms part of the old city. A large building with over 1,400 rooms, not particularly decorative on the outside. Contains museums, the national library and the Royal Court. The Royal Guards have been present since 1523.
Written November 18, 2020
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Ivan Campos
Sao Paulo, SP63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
If you’re thinking of visiting the palace where the King and his family actually live in, this is not the right palace. This is only where the royal family actually have their official offices and ceremonies. Make sure to have the guided tour, available in Swedish and English. The throne room with the silver throne is very impressive.
Written January 3, 2020
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CAtravelerCA
CA176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Used Go City card to get in for free. We were allowed to pay 50skk additional to view the jubilee after we presented our go city card. The ticket agent didn't ask us- I was the one who asked her if it was possible. Jubilee and regular visit were excellent
Written October 9, 2023
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Sanka1 🇱🇰🇬🇧
Bicester, UK5,779 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Visited the Royal Palace today and it was great. The entry costs SEK 160 and can be bought on site or online. You get access to 2 sites with the ticket, the treasury where the crown jewels and other royal property are stored. It also gives access to living suites and apartments which are now parts of the exhibitions. We were lucky to be visiting at the time of change of guards (Saturday at noon in the front courtyard) so got to see that too. Highly recommend a visit if you're in town.
Written December 10, 2022
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RYC88
Centreville, VA1,284 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
It wasn't clear which entrance to use to get tickets and it turns out that you can purchase your tickets at any of the entrances (ie: the Treasury or Royal Apartments, etc.) When we saw the long line at the main ticket booth, we used the app and it was easy and quick. There is a little bit of confusion on the different tickets, as some include the special collection for the Jubilee and some include entrance to things like the armory, but there is a basic ticket that gets you into the "regular" areas. The tickets did have a time stamp on them for entrance, but we were allowed into the exhibits before that time, so I don't know if they enforce the time stamps on particular days. The Treasury was fabulous with the incredible royal regalia and just the right amount of artifacts so it didn't get tiresome (!) seeing jeweled object after jeweled object. The Royal Apartments started out fairly plain and proceeded to be more and more over the top with decoration and color and gilding, etc. It was a nice place and a good amount to see and not too much reading, but it was pretty crowded.
Written July 20, 2023
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CAAbcfc
Zurich, Switzerland282 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Outside, the Changing of the Guards is fascinating and inside the Palace is extensive with some decent highlights but note there are many quite steep stairs to negotiate. It must also not be forgotten that the building is the former Royal residence and is now highly focussed on museum type items. Not every room holds one's attention so the visit may become slightly repetitive in parts but if you are interested from the outset, as we were, the majority of rooms and decorations are first class. Glad we did not leave this off our itinerary.
Written July 8, 2022
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