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
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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.
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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 • 7 min walk
  • Gamla stan • 7 min walk
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  • Flubard
    2 contributions
    Big and a bit dull
    The building itself, as befits a palace, is impressive, with commanding views but the atmosphere inside is underwhelming. Yes, it's big but it's also pricey, dull and a bit grudging, as if you're being tolerated for your entrance fee rather than welcomed. Ceremonial garters abound, explanations that give context or social history are thinner on the ground. The wonderful Vasa museum and the Nordiska are far more engaging and, if you'd like free entrance, try the Natural History and the (surprisingly gruesome) Army museums, both of which make an effort educate and entertain visitors.
    Written July 7, 2022
  • Traveling_Cranberry
    Calgary, Canada66 contributions
    Great stroll to obtain some knowledge of Swedish history
    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.
    Traveled with family
    Written August 12, 2022
  • Sanka1 🇱🇰🇬🇧
    Bicester, United Kingdom3,224 contributions
    Royal Palace
    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.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 10, 2022
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Judy M
Portland, OR79 contributions
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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Kristina S
Uppsala, Sweden446 contributions
Jul 2021
I bought a ticket for the Bernadotte apartments only which was very interesting. The castle is crammed with stuff (furniture, porcelain, paintings) and it takes forever if one wants to take pictures of everything.

I strongly recommend you to eat a large breakfast or lunch before entering since it takes about 2 hrs for a quicker "review". Probably takes 3 hrs if you take it slower.

There's a small museum shop between the floors and a bigger shop in one of the curved houses outside the castle.

There were not a whole lot of people when I was there. I chose to book my ticket for the 10 am slot.
Written August 5, 2021
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WanderingOttersons
Denver, CO964 contributions
Sep 2022
With a mere 600 rooms, this is quite a place.  Only some if the palace is available for tours as the royal family still resides here part time and there are also government functions still held here regularly.  No worries though as there is plenty to go around.  The palace is divided into different portions and sometimes it’s easier to walk around the outside to get to the different museums within the palace but try not to miss any of them as they are all very different.  The tour tends to be a little dark at times as the drapes are closed so that too much sunlight does not age the interior furnishings so as to preserve it as long as possible (something we’ve seen in several European palaces).  Don’t forget to make a stop downstairs in the treasury to see some amazing crowns and jewels as well as the Tre Kronor Museum to see a little more history about the building itself as well as to walk around the depths of the palace.  
Written November 29, 2022
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Gottasetheworld
Maryland85 contributions
Jun 2022
This was another interesting castle to visit. We watched the Changing of the Guard at lunchtime. Make sure you line up at least 15 minutes in advance and try to find some shade. The Changing of the Guard is a 30 minute production!! The rooms and furniture were beautiful.
Written September 3, 2022
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CAAbcfc
Zurich, Switzerland236 contributions
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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Brad & Jas
45 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We spent the morning at the palace and the surrounding areas (which are included in the ticket fee) and really enjoyed our time there. If possible try to visit around midday as we were able to see the changing of the guards. Worth a visit if you are interested in royals or history.
If you don’t plan on entering just be wary as you will have to pay to use the toilets.
Written November 3, 2022
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NYTravelerBD
Westchester County, NY1,216 contributions
Aug 2022
We visited with our 9 year old daughter, and were impressed both by the ornate beauty of the Royal Palace itself - which reminded us of some of the most opulent palaces in Italy and France - but also by the museum collections. We loved seeing the royal crowns and jewels in the treasury, and the antiquities museum had beautiful marble artifacts from Italy. In general, one does not expect to see this type of extravagance in Scandinavia, but it made for a fun and engaging visit.
Written September 6, 2022
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Spike_London
Kent, UK29 contributions
Jun 2022
We visited today during our only full day in Stockholm. Most of the palace was closed due to a conference. We were told that the Treasury was still open so we paid our admission fee for this. The area was tiny and we had seen everything within five minutes. For this pleasure we paid 120 SEK per person - a complete rip-off.
Written June 2, 2022
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nijo00
Garstang, UK125 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Rather austere, rooms kept quite dark. You can use the audio guide on your phone but they don’t tell you that before you get in so if your batteries low you’re stumped. There is information on boards but difficult to read in the low light. Wouldn’t bother again.
Written October 7, 2022
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Mark_Dornoch
Dornoch, UK1,503 contributions
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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