Parliament Building (Riksdagshuset)

Parliament Building (Riksdagshuset)

Parliament Building (Riksdagshuset)
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  • Gamla stan • 6 min walk
  • Kungsträdgården • 7 min walk
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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad5,546 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
The parliament is located at Gamla Stan and is one of the stand-out buildings in the area. It had many guards outside being a official government office. You can also visit inside but in groups of 25 or 28 at a time....entrance is free. When you get there check out the great views of the surrounding and the lake/river.
Written August 27, 2023
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Haifanic
Haifa, Israel259 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Couples
A visit to a parliament is something we do in almost every capital city we visit. Most of the time you just see the architecture but never get the opportunity to see how the system works. That is why such a visit can be very pretty boring, more like a tour in a museum of architecture. This one is very different.

We decided to take the guided tour in English on September 29th. Our guide was a women named Johanna (if our memory is OK). She gave us the funniest, most interesting tour in the parliament building. You sense the openness of the Swedish Parliament as you walk very close to where the PMs sit. Every piece of information has been spiced up with funny facts and answers to questions you could not find anywhere on the web.

This tour was very different. Johanna made our visit to the parliament the no. 1 attraction for us in Sweden.

More: Baggage keeping is free as soon as you get through the security checks. Taking pictures is allowed at all time. English tour schedules change from time to time - check ahead. The tour has a 28 guests limit. Come at least 10 min. before the scheduled hour.
Written October 6, 2012
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Kelly | Sparkles and Shoes
London, UK102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
I did not think I was going to be impressed but the Swedish Parliament but I love when I am proven wrong – a very proud local Stockholm guide did an amazing job over the course of an hour describing how politics work in Sweden (the Speaker of the Parliament is more important than the Prime Minister) and the inter workings of all of the political parties (there are more than fifty, 15 of which are big and 8 of which are represented in 349 seats currently) as we toured the massive structure.

My second favorite part of the tour was walking around the real hallways as Parliment was out of session for the Summer and getting to admire the little details like the 29 logos around the ceiling, geographically ordered showing all of the counties in the country. The second best part was actually getting to sit in the red seats that the old, bi-partisan parliament used to use but that are now seldom occupied as the government needed a much bigger space. And the best part was getting to see the main room that you see on TV, the Riksdagen. Our free tour didn’t get to go on the floor but certain people did as they were with a member of parliament (the guy in white in the photo below) – still so cool!
Written May 20, 2019
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SeeTheWorld4Peace
Manasquan, NJ564 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
At 1:30 pm on Sunday, you can get a free tour in English, which shows you the new Parliament chamber in the old bank building, with nice views over the city from the top, a lesson in how the Swedish system works, and a look at the old building and chambers, and the old bank lobby. Very interesting and well worth the time. But they only take the first 28 people, so get there a little early.
Written March 27, 2019
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Its-Me-Me
73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
The Riksdags is Sweden’s Parliament and free tours are offered in English (the times vary depending on the day and month). I wasn’t sure what to expect when taking a tour of the Riksdag but it turned out to be a great tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered our questions with ease and she explained the Swedish political system very well. The building has a lovely design and the tour guide stopped and explained any interesting areas such as the Riksdag Chamber. You can take pictures but we were followed by a security guard throughout the tour which meant we couldn’t loiter for too long when we wanted to take pictures.

If you want to attend the tour it’s advisable to go early as queues for the English tours can start well before the tour time. Before starting the tour you have to go through a security check and then lock some of your items into a locker (10 SEK coin is needed for this). Near the lockers there was some political material that we were told we can take away with us for free; most of the material is in Swedish but there is some English information too.

Overall I’d definitely recommend this if you have an interest in politics or would just like to see what the Swedish parliament looks like in person.
Written August 31, 2018
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wednesdaysnumberone
Blackburn, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Another free tour and as a Politics graduate this was a top tour not boring at all and you got a really good feel of Sweden from it . Only tip only 28 on each tour which is free get there 20 mins before
Written August 9, 2017
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Pedersen_Denmark
Denmark160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011
The guided tour is a tour inside the building. it takes about 45 min. and is free of charge.
You have to show up about 15 min. before to go through the security check. Most places you are not allowed to take pictures.
Written July 29, 2011
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geelongexpat
Melbourne, Australia1,037 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
This is a nice building. There are also great views of the city nearby. The architecture is stunning.
Written March 22, 2020
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Akila S
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
It is worth a visit to the parliament. They have tours in differnt languages and have specific time for each tour. The tour guide was very patient and answered all our questions and showed us around and gave us details about the working of the government buliding.They do about 20-28 people at a time so it is not too crowded.
Written December 14, 2019
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Keyur Mehta
Mumbai, India50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
This is beautiful building with beautiful architecture ,Its near Gamla Stan Very famous and visited by many tourists I liked its architecture I recommend visit to this as must
Written July 28, 2019
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