Stockholm, between the land and the Baltic Sea.
The capital of Sweden is made up of 14 islands connected by 57 bridges, the only city of its kind, brimming with greenery and beautiful views.
But Stockholm isn’t just interesting in terms of nature and geography, although the abundance of playgrounds, parks and amusement attractions make it a unique destination for those travelling with children (we’re particularly fond of the Junibacken and Grona Lund theme parks). It’s also a city rich in history, impressing visitors with its efficiency and multiculturalism.
Any visit to Stockholm absolutely must begin with a visit to its medieval old town, on the island of Stadsholmen, full of important local attractions. A stroll along the characteristic roads of Gamla Stan, overflowing with art galleries, luxury boutiques, vintage shops, craft ateliers, restaurants and cafes, leads to Stortorget, the city’s grand square.
From here, you can admire (and visit, since it’s open to the public) the impressive Royal Palace, resplendent with its eighteenth-century Baroque and Rococo architecture, in addition to watching the ceremonious changing of the guards.
The Church of St Nicholas (or the Storkyrkan - the ‘Great Church’ as it’s known to locals) and the Stock Exchange Building, which is home to the Nobel Museum, are also worth a visit.