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Royal Palace

Slottsbacken | Riddarholmen, Stockholm 111 30, Sweden
+46 8 402 60 00
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The changing of the guard ceremony has been a daily tradition since 1523.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“marching band” (28 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Slottsbacken | Riddarholmen, Stockholm 111 30, Sweden
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
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+46 8 402 60 00
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"tre kronor museum"
in 73 reviews
"guard ceremony"
in 49 reviews
"marching band"
in 28 reviews
"official residence"
in 23 reviews
"state rooms"
in 26 reviews
"at noon"
in 54 reviews
"swedish royalty"
in 28 reviews
"guided tour"
in 109 reviews
"old town"
in 157 reviews
"takes place"
in 29 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 82 reviews
"own pace"
in 23 reviews
"gamla stan"
in 111 reviews
"stockholm card"
in 54 reviews
"on display"
in 34 reviews
"swedish history"
in 27 reviews
"treasury"
in 381 reviews
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Reviewed today

As we went to enter the Palace grounds to buy tickets, we were swept up into roped off areas set up to begin the viewing of the changing of the guards. It was quite a crowded scene with people pushing each other jockeying for space...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The only thing royal about it is the size but that’s it. It’s neither a beautiful building or located in nice surroundings - it’s merely a giant block you have to walk around to get to the heart of Gamla Stan

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Reviewed yesterday

We wandered down to the old Town at about 11:00 found one of the ticket offices and bought a multiple entry ticket including the Palace at 2:30pm. We headed to the start of this in the 'State Room', where we were all rounded up by...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

With one ticket you can visit 4 museum. The exhibitions are really interesting. If you decide to go there, you can combine the visit wit the Royal Gards Ceremony. It starts at 12.15pm every day and it lasts about 45min.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

PROs: * HUGE, Access to so many rooms, including crown jewels, apartments. * Not crowded, even in July! This made our frenetic day at versailles seem like a waste. * Fantastic audio tour in a small portion of the palace (Bernadotte Family 200 Year exhibition)....More

1  Thank gs3464
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was unimpressed with the palace. There were two tapestries that if they were on your living room floor, you would throw away. There were marble columns which looked as if they were originally nicely done, and then someone added gold decorations to make work...More

Thank Pittsburgh_Lazer
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were fortunate to march with the band to the Royal Palace to witness the changing of the guard. Great experience!

Thank Alan E
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The palace was impressive and very nicely maintained. The architecture was interesting and we enjoyed going through the royal apartments.

Thank Amber O
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A lot of pomp and circumstance but you'll be entertained for about 45 minutes. The band puts on a great show. Much more elaborate than most other changing of the guards (except perhaps Buckingham Palace).

1  Thank KManNewYork
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We saw the palace in Stockholm and the changing of the guards! Also we stumble across a viewing of all the royal carriages of days gone past!would definitely recommend seeing this on your visit to Stockholm!

Thank huumbug
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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)
...More
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Wilma A
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15 February 2018|
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Response from Myrhammar | Reviewed this property |
I do recommend you to buy your ticket at the entrance if you then really feel for to visit inside, it is not cheap. (16 euro / adult) and if you already bought the tickets you feel a pressure to entrance and your pleasure... More
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Response from Brendan M | Reviewed this property |
On Sundays at 13:!5, during the week an hour earlier. Position yourself opposite the cannons behind the barrier- you will need to be there 30 mins in advance to get a good view. The soldiers will move you to inside the... More
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