Stockholm - Day 2 - Gamla Stan, Riddarholmen and Skeppsholmen

JUL 31,2018 - JUL 31,2018 (1 DAYS)

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Stockholm - Day 2 - Circular Route - Gamla Stan+ Riddarholmen and Skeppsholmen islands:

Duration: 1 day. Distance: 14 km. Weather: only sunny days. Start and End: Drottninggatan. Orientation: Wonderful sights in a sunny day.

Day 2 Main Attractions:

Part 1: Stockholms Centralstation, JarnvagsparkeKlara Mälarstrand, Norstedtshuset, Riddarholmen island, Statue of Evert Taube, Wrangel Palace, Birger Jarls torg, Riddarholmskyrkan, Riddarhuset, Mynttorget, Stallbron bridge, The Parliament, Järnpojke, Skeppsholmsbron.

Part 2: Skeppsholmen island, af Chapman ship, Kastellholmen, the small castle of Kastellholmen, Briggen Tre Kronor ship, Kastellet - the big Castle on Kastellholmen, Hotel Skeppsholmen, Moderna Museet and ArkDes, Östra Brobänken and Norra Brobänken docks, Karl XII Statue, Kungsträdgården, Drottninggatan.

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Our 2nd day in Stockholm Itinerary: From our hotel, Scandic Norra Bantorget, Wallingatan 15, Stockholm, we turned left (south-west) (our back to the hotel entrance) toward Upplandsgatan, 100 m. We turned left onto Upplandsgatan, 110 m and continued onto Vasagatan, 400 m. We slighted left to stay on Vasagatan 85 m. further south.  Here, we have to climb the stairs leading to the complex of Stockholm Central Railway Station. Turn left toward Klarabergsviadukten, take the stairs, 50 m. Turn right onto Klarabergsviadukten, 120 m. Turn left to stay on Klarabergsviadukten, 35 m. and you face Stockholms Centralstation, Centralplan 15. In front of the central station stands a statue of Nils Ericson, a Swedish mechanical engineer:

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Stockholm Central Station was opened on 18 July 1871. Its turnover is approx. 200,000 visitors daily. 1/8 of the passengers who use this station are coming to or leaving the station with the Arlanda Express line (to/from Stockholm Arlanda Airport) exclusively using tracks 1-2. The one-kilometer-away Stockholm City Station is competing the Stockholm Central Station and caused to a significant decrease in the number of passengers who use the latter one. An underground pedestrian passage connects it to Stockholm Central Station to the T-Centrale ( Stockholm Metro station). A short pedestrian tunnel connects the Stockholm Central Station to the Bus Central Terminal - Cityterminalen. Local services offered by SL (Stockholm Transport Authority) stop at various bus stops close to the main station's exits. Ringen ("the ring"), in the centre of the ground floor, is one of Stockholm Central station's most distinctive interior features:Citywalk in , Sweden, visiting things to do in Sweden, Travel Blog, Share my Trip

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Note the ceiling of this extensive station:

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Further south from the Railway Statio, along Vasagatan, and north of Tegelbacken is . Until the 1960s there was a green and lush oasis in the middle of the city, but most of the greenery disappeared when the major traffic routes, departures and departures to centralbron were built. The site ךlooks quite miserable and surrounded by noisy traffic. The park consists of paved areas with very single trees and a few benches and a piece of tile mosaic, "Idealized park" by Olle Nyman:

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When we arrive to the most southern end of the park or to the southern end of Vasagatan - turn right toward Klara Mälarstrand, 15 m. Turn left toward Klara Mälarstrand, 35 m. Cross the road through the crosslights and turn right onto Klara Mälarstrand, 85 m. Klara Mälarstrand is one of the ports of Stockholm: a dock and tour departure point on the waterfront. Klara Mälarstrand was named in 1927, which relates to the Clarence Quarter and to Lake Mälaren:

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DO NOT MISS the wonderful sight of Stockholm City Hall from Klara Mälarstrand on a bright morning:

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Klara Mälarstrand is, actually, a strip of land, which connects Norra Bantorget and Norrmalm (our start area) and Kungsholmen (an island which is our next destination in this route). We continue walking southward, leaving Norramalm district and moving to the Ryddarholmen island. From Klara Mälarstrand quay we cross the water along the Centralbron bridge, 290 m. If the bridge is closed - walk along Norra Järnvägsbron, 290 m. We continue onto Arkivgatan, 40 m. where the dark-brown-bricked Norstedt Building is on our left. Alternative way: From Klara Mälarstrand quay we head southeast on Vasabron toward Rådhusgränd, 90 m. Slight right onto Riddarhusgränd, 110 m. Turn right toward Riddarholmsbron, 60 m. Turn left toward Riddarholmsbron/Riddarhusbron, 10 m. Turn right onto Riddarholmsbron/Riddarhusbron, 50 m. Turn right onto Arkivgatan, 130 m. and the Norstedt Building is on the left. The Norstedt Building (Norstedtshuset) was designed by Magnus Isæus and was built in 1882-1891. It features a spire-like roof (you can see it from the distance, which is a well-known silhouette on the skyline of central Stockholm. The Centralbron and Vasabron bridges both lead to this building. Adjacent to the Nortedshuset (south to it) is the Gamla Stan Riksarkivet (Old National Archives) at Arkivgatan 3. They are both, actually, on Riddarholmen island grounds. Riddarholmen ("The Knights' Island") is a small, but VERY PICTURESQUE island, which forms part of Gamla Stan,Stockholm old town. Many tourists skip this island so it is much quieter. From Norstedt Building we walk to the western shores of Riddarholmen. Head northwest on Arkivgatan toward Norra Riddarholmshamnen, 40 m. Turn left onto Norra Riddarholmshamnen, 200 m. Turn right onto Evert Taubes Terrass, 15 m. and face, on your right,  the wonderful promenade on the west side of Riddarholmen. The western end of the island gives a magnificent panoramic and photogenic view of the bay Riddarfjärden, often used by TV journalists with Stockholm City Hall in the background.

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You cant miss the cheerful Statue of  Swedish troubadour Evert Taube in the centre of the promenade. Evert Taube (1890–1976) was a Swedish author, artist, composer and singer. He is widely regarded as one of Sweden's most respected musicians and the foremost troubadour of the Swedish ballad tradition in the 20th century:Citywalk in , Sweden, visiting things to do in Sweden, Travel Blog, Share my Trip

View from Riddarholmen Island to the north - to the Stockholms Centralstation:

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70 m. south-east from the statue of Evert taube is the The Wrangel Palace. This impressive palace incorporates a medieval defensive tower and a portal designed by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder:

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From Wrangel Palace we head southeast toward Wrangelska backen, 30 m. We turn left onto Wrangelska backen, 55 m. and see the wide Birger Jarls Square, Birger Jarls torg, Riddarholmen central public square,  with the 19th-century statue of Birger Jarl.  Birger Jarl is traditionally considered the founder of Stockholm. The statue stands on a pillar in front of the Bonde Palace, north of Riddarholm Church and was erected on the square in 1854. The square is surrounded by six palaces, today mostly occupied by various governmental authorities. They are beautiful on the outside, but no chance you can go in.

Birger Jarls Torg with the 19th-century statue of Birger Jarl. On the right side is Stenbock Palace. On the the left side is the Wrangle Palace:
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On the south side of the square is the main landmark of Riddarholmen island - the Riddarholm Church. The ornate cast-iron spire is visible from all over Stockholm. The spire was designed by Willem Boy was added during the reign of John III, but it was destroyed by a lightning strike on July 28, 1835 after which it was replaced with the present cast iron spire. The church was founded as an abbey in the 13th century when it was built as a Greyfriars monastery. It is one of the oldest buildings in Stockholm. After the Protestant Reformation, the monastery was closed and the building transformed into a Protestant church. Used as Sweden's royal burial church from the 17th century to 1950, and where a number of earlier Swedish monarchs, from Gustavus Adolphus (d. 1632 AD) to Gustaf V (d. 1950), also lie buried here. 

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The architecture itself is lovely, and the side chapels and crypt contain fantastically detailed gold, marble and pewter sarcophagi of rich people. Walls are decorated with colorful historic coats of arms. There is a good guidebook and each section of the church has good descriptions in Swedish and English.  A worthwhile historic visit - there is a real sense of history here. Recommended. It is open ONLY during the months: MAY-SEP: 10.00 - 17.00, NOV: SAT-SUN: 10.00-16.00 (be careful with times of opening during November).

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The main Nave: to the left the tomb of king Carl II (Karl Knutsson Bonde) and to the right the tomb of king Magnus III (Magnus Ladulås):

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From Riddarholmen Church we continue to the east. Standing in Birger Jarls torg with your back to the Riddarholmen Church - turn RIGHT (east) and head east on Birger Jarls torg toward Riddarholmsbron/Riddarhusbron, 30 m. Birger Jarls torg turns slightly left and becomes Riddarholmsbron, 110 m. Riddarholmsbron is the bridge that connects Riddarholmen island and Stockholm Old Town (Gamla Stan).  Immediately, after crossing the bridge - you see the House Of Nobility, Riddarhuset (or: House of Knights), Riddarhustorget 10, on your left. Since 2003, it has been a private institution which maintains records and acts as an interest group on behalf of the Swedish nobility, its main purpose being to maintain old traditions and culture. The south end of the building carries the Latin inscription CLARIS MAIORUM EXEMPLIS, "after the clear example of the forefathers", and holds a statue of Gustav Vasa. Opening hours: MON - FRI 11.00-12.00. 
Prices: adults 60 SEK students and seniors 40 SEK. You have FREE access to the 1st floor only. The 2nd floor with its reception rooms/halls (not worthwhile, one of them just full with chinaware, the second with coats of arms) is more beautiful and is open 1 hour during weekdays only:

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Riddarholmskyrkan from the House Of Nobility:

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North of the Riddarhuset is a park in with a statue of Axel Oxenstierna:

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From the House Of Nobility (Riddarhuset) we continue north-east toward  toward Riddarhusgränd, 35 m. Turn right and left onto Riddarhusgränd, 70 m. Continue onto Myntgatan, 90 m. Turn right onto Mynttorget, 20 m. On your right - try to discover this beautiful internal court:

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Mynttorget means Coin Square. Its central location between the Parliament, Kanslihuset ("The Secretariat House" or "The Chancellery"), and the Royal Palace, makes it a popular spot for demostrations, parades and political manifestations. From the Mynttorget square the bridge Stallbron leads over to the Parliament island Helgeandsholmen and to the east side of the Parliament (Riksdagshuset) (where the cashier and entrance are - see below).

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Adjacent is the quay Kanslikajen which stretches along the waterfront. South to the square starts the Västerlånggatan road (see Stockholm - Day 1 blog) which stretches from north to south all through the medieval old town. East to the square are the ramps of the Royal Palace ((see Stockholm - Day 1 blog) and the Lejonbacken road leads up to the palace's northern entrance. The quay Slottskajen (parallel and north to Lejonbacken) passes along the canal Stallkanalen (see below). Overlooking the square is the terrace from its south-east side is Högvaktsterrassen.

The 20 m. Stallbron bridge (Stable Bridge") is over Stallkanalen and connects Riksgatan passing through the Parliament Building on the samll Helgeandsholmen island to the square Mynttorget on the Gamla Stan. It was named in the late 19th century after the Royal Stables which king Gustav Vasa had built on Helgeandsholmen in the 1530s, thereafter rebuilt by Karl IX 1604–12, and finally demolished in 1640 when the present stables were completed on Norrmalm, one km to the north.

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The Swedish Parliament (Riksdag) sits in the Parliament House ((Riksdagshuset) which resides on the west side of the small Helgeandsholmen island, which is connected by the Stallbron bridge with the Gamla Stan. The Parliament House was constructed between 1897 and 1905 and designed by Aron Johansson. The influence of the local Baroque and Renaissance architecture is evident in the façade of the building and, the overall construction. Keep in mind several facts before you decide to visit the Parliament. For security reasons, bags and outer clothing have to be left in specially provided lockers. They require a 10-SEK deposit, which you will get back after your visit. Please remember therefore to have a 10-SEK coin with you. Photography is ALLOWED - but without tripod and flash. You have to pass a strict security check. During the guided tour you are followed by a security guard. Between September and June, when the parliament is in session, you can visit Riksdagshuset for guided tours and learn how Sweden is actually run and Swedish political history. Tours in English start 13.30, every Saturday and Sunday, and are FREE of charge. From July - Mid September: MON-THU 9.00  – 12.00 and 13.00 – 16.30, FRI 9.00 – 12.00 and 13.00 – 15.00. Although the guided tour is FREE  - it cannot be booked in advance and places are limited (they only let in 28 visitors for each tour). So you need to join the queue early enough to make sure you get in. You won't find times of English guided tours in the Internet. There is a sign in front of the Riksdag on both sides that notes the times of the tours, and, especially, the English ones. The tour is NOT suitable for young children or babies. The Parliament is surrounded by other historic landmarks and statues. During your guided tour in the Parliament - you can see from the 2nd floor windows the Rosenbad ("rosen bath") which is a building in Norrmalm north-west to the Parliament. It is a building owned by the Swedish State and serves as the seat of the Government:

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House of Prime Minister from the 2nd floor of the Parliament:

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The City Hall from the 2nd floor of the Parliament:

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Inside the Parliament:

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Bernadotte Dynasty:

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Staircase - Floor V:

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Social-Democratic Party Hall:

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The Good Deeds Hall - Raoul Wallenberg:

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The Good Deeds Hall - Folke Bernadotte:

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From the Parliament House, Riksgatan 1, we retrace our steps and head back south to the Gamla Stan. Cross the water, walking (again) south along the  Stallbron, 50 m. Continue to follow Västerlånggatan, 110 m. Turn left onto Storkyrkobrinken, 15 m. On your left - the narrow alley: Prasgatan:

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Head east on Storkyrkobrinken toward Trångsund additional 30 . Turn right onto Trångsund, 15 m. Turn left onto Stortorget, 55 m and turn left onto Källargränd - to see the back side of the Storkyrkan or the medieval Stockholm Cathedral (see above).

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You can see, from here, also the main entrance to the Royal Palace (See Stockholm - Day 1 blog). Head east on Trädgårdsgatan toward Trädgårdstvärgränd, 60 m. On your left is the Järnpojke, Trädgårdsgatan 2. Järnpojke or Iron Boy, is known as the "little boy who looks at the moon" is a sculpture by Liss Eriksson, which is only 15 centimetres high and therefore is the smallest public monument of Stockholm.
The sculpture was created in 1954 but was inaugurated, at this point, only in 1967. The sculpture is located behind the Finnish Church, which is only few meters off the Stockholm Royal Palace.
In winter, the little boy is also to be found wearing winter hat and scarf. The sculpture is described in very few tourist guides and is therefore considered "secret" tourist attraction:

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From here we head to another charming island inStockholm. From the Järnpojke lovely monument (you will be surprised - how many tourists already revealed this court) - head east on Trädgårdsgatan toward Skeppar Olofs gränd, 15 m. Trädgårdsgatan turns right and becomes Skeppar Olofs gränd, 35 m. Turn left onto Köpmangatan, 45 m (See stockholm - Day 1 blog). Turn left onto Bollhusgränd, 130 m. Turn right onto Slottsbacken, 230 m. Turn left onto Skeppsbron, 180 m. On your right the bronze statue of Gustav III on the quay. It is from 1808 and designed by Johan Tobias Sergel and erected by his friend, the inventor and colonel Jonas Lidströmer, who also designed the stairs around the statue, and thus matching the surrounding quays, for which he was responsible.

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Continue onto Strömbron 170 m. Turn right onto Södra Blasieholmshamnen, 120 m. On your left, the Grand Hôtel, Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8:

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We continue walking south-east along Södra Blasieholmshamnen and 200 m. further, on our left is the National Museum (closed):

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We arrive to the Skeppsholmsbron ( "The Skeppsholm Bridge") which connects the Blasieholmen district to Skeppsholmen island. Before entering the bridge - note the sculpture on your right:

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We walk along the Skeppsholmsbron - arriving to the Skeppsholmen island. SKIP TO TIP 2 BELOW.

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Day 2 Main Attractions:

Part 1: Stockholms Centralstation, Jarnvagsparke, Klara Mälarstrand, Norstedtshuset, Riddarholmen island, Statue of Evert Taube, Wrangel Palace, Birger Jarls torg, Riddarholmskyrkan, Riddarhuset, Mynttorget, Stallbron bridge, The Parliament, Järnpojke, Skeppsholmsbron.

Part 2: Skeppsholmen island, af Chapman ship, Kastellholmen, the small castle of Kastellholmen, Briggen Tre Kronor ship, Kastellet - the big Castle on Kastellholmen, Hotel Skeppsholmen, Moderna Museet and ArkDes, Östra Brobänken and Norra Brobänken docks, Karl XII Statue, Kungsträdgården, Drottninggatan.

Skeppsholmen is a picturesque island which is accessible by foot from Norrmalm, Kungsträdgården, past the Grand Hôtel and Nationalmuseum (see part 1 above), or by bus number 65, or by boat from Slussen pier in Djurgården island. The Skeppsholmen island is fluent with museums and pastoral, green scenery. Above all - it is a peaceful place. We recommend surrounding the island along its shores. After crossing the Skeppsholmsbron bridge - look, on your left, at the northern quai of Skeppsholmen island:

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Our first destination is the af Chapman ship. The former navy Island is, now, home to many old boats. After crossing the Skeppsholmsbron bridge we continue walking southeast along the western shores of Skeppholmen, on Skeppsholmsbron toward Västra Brobänken, 120 m. Slight right onto Västra Brobänken, 220 m. On your right you see the impressive restored ship of  af Chapman ship, Flaggmansvägen 8. It is serving as a youth hostel from the early 1970s. The ship was given her present name after the shipbuilder and Vice Admiral Fredrik Henrik af Chapman (1721–1808). The Swedish Navy used it as a training ship and as such it made several trips around the world. its final voyage was in 1934, but it also served as a barracks ship during World War II (1939-1945). The ship is docked on the shore next to the Admiralty House. Opposite the ship you find the reception office with a modest canteen or restaurant with some vegeterian portions:

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We continue walking 250 m. further until the  south-west corner of the island:

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We surround the island and walk along its southern shores, along .Södra Brobänken (a gravel road):

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Skeppsholmsbron - south shore of the island, Södra Brobänken - house from 1878:

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Södra Brobänken brings you to another bridge Kastellholmsbron which leads to another, small island  - Kastellholmen. Immediately after crossing the bridge and entering the Kastellholmen island - we face the small Castle of Kastellholmen island (Skridskopaviljongen):

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Note: the harbor ferry which connects mainland Slussen with the islands of Skeppsholmen and Djurgården doesn’t stop at Kastellholmen even though the ferry circles around it.

We walk around this small island - starting at its north-west corner and walking south along Kastellhlmenkajen until we meet, in the southern side of the Kastellholmen island, the newly-built Briggen Tre Kronor ship. The Three Crowns ship began to be built in 1997. It was launched on August 27, 2005. It was built by a private, local group of Swedish citizens (4,000 members who started the project):

Citywalk in , Sweden, visiting things to do in Sweden, Travel Blog, Share my Trip  If we look to the east - we see the Ferry Terminal of Allmänna gränd with its grand voyage ships like this one Cinderella of Viking Line AB:

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As you approach the EAST side of Kastellholmen island - you see, on your right (east) the Gröna Lund (the amusement park) residing in Djurgarden island.

Gröna Lund as seen from Kastellholmen:

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The main attraction on this smallish island is the BIG castle, Kastellet, Castle on Kastellholmen, which was built by Fredrik Blom and stands high in the epic centre of Kastellholmen island. It was built in the middle of the 1800s. Although the Castle was never really meant for defense, it was fitted out with anti-aircraft guns at the beginning of World War II. These guns never had cause to fire. Today the Castle is used as the Naval Officer’s Club. You have to climb along one of the rocky paths leading to the big castle. 

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The sights from the top of the rock and the castle (mainly, to the east, to the amusement park, when the afternoon sun shines from the west) - are marvelous:

Citywalk in , Sweden, visiting things to do in Sweden, Travel Blog, Share my Trip We return north-west along Castellbacken and continue northward (still in Kastellholmen island) along Örlogsvägen. We cross, again, with our face to the north, the Kastellholmsbron bridge and enter, again, the Skeppsholmen island. Now, we cross the Skeppsholmen island from south to north along its tree-lined road - Amiralsvägen. In the middle of Amiralsväge - it crosses Långa raden. In this intersection, on your right (east) resides Hotel Skeppsholmen. Hotel Skeppsholmen doesn’t cut any corners when it comes to design. Dare and walk along its delightfully labyrinthine corridors and admire its design and aesthetics. Do not miss its manicured front courtyard. They will let you use their restrooms - an experience on its own:

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We continue walking northward along Slupkjulsvagen - crossing Svensksundsvägen on our right and left.:

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On our left is the Moderna Museet and ArkDes. Arkdes and Moderna Museet is a combination of two free entry museums in Skeppsholmen island. The Swedish Museum of Modern Art, currently exhibiting eclectic, hand-crafted Swedish furniture alongside some promiscuous photography from the nation’s best artists. Quite a few of Stockholm’s more than 70 museums are either free all the time or offer free entry on particular days or particular times. The Architecture and Design Centre (ArkDes) is free to everyone and absolutely worth a visit. ArkDes is housed right next to the Modern Museum, which offers free entry to much of its permanent collection as well as select exhibitions. The sights from the Restaurant, café and coffee bar which are on the 4th floor - in a sunny afternoon ARE BREATHTAKING. The art inside the big, numerous halls - is less than average. Only the place (and eating at the restaurant when it is over the peak time) is worth a visit.

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The Swan - Hilma Klint, 1915:

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The Toys - Juan Miro - 1924:

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Woman in Blue Dress - Amedeo Modigliani - 1917-1919:

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Woman in Blue Collar - Picasso - 1941:

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The Staircase - Fernand Legar - 1914:

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Woman's Head - Picasso - 1957:

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Paper Cutouts - Henri Matisse:

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Paper Cutouts - Appollo - his most famous paper art: Joy, love, sun and light - Henri Matisse:

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Byonce - Alex da Corte, 2015:

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The main experience is walking along the halls, passing concrete bridges and the fantastic views  of the deep blue water of Gota Canal and Ladugårdslandsviken and Djurgården island. You will remember the sights for years ! Opening hours: Mondays - closed. Tuesdays, Fridays 10.00 - 20.00, Wednesdays, Thursday 10.00 - 18.00, Saturdays and Sundays 11.00 - 18.00. Permanent Exhibitions: FREE, temporary exhibitions: adult 150 SEK, concessions 120 SEK. Free wifi is available in the 4th floor foyer. Toilets are every floor. You can eat-as-you-can a BARGAIN vegeterian meal (including: soup, light and hot drinks, salads, smoked fish, sausages) in the restaurant for 165 SEK/person. You can leave your clothes and backpack to code-locked lockers.

Citywalk in , Sweden, visiting things to do in Sweden, Travel Blog, Share my Trip

Citywalk in , Sweden, visiting things to do in Sweden, Travel Blog, Share my Trip

Citywalk in , Sweden, visiting things to do in Sweden, Travel Blog, Share my Trip

Citywalk in , Sweden, visiting things to do in Sweden, Travel Blog, Share my Trip

Citywalk in , Sweden, visiting things to do in Sweden, Travel Blog, Share my Trip

Your walk back nort along the west side of Gota Canal in Skeppsholmen along walking along  Östra Brobänken and Norra Brobänken docks - is not less magnificent. You walk 750 m. along the busy quays and piers and the nautical smells and sights are just superb and so pictorial:

Citywalk in , Sweden, visiting things to do in Sweden, Travel Blog, Share my Trip

Citywalk in , Sweden, visiting things to do in Sweden, Travel Blog, Share my Trip

Citywalk in , Sweden, visiting things to do in Sweden, Travel Blog, Share my Trip

The Norra Brobänken slights left and continues westward towards Skeppsholmsbron bridge - 440 m. further west until we arrive to the bridge that connects Skeppsholmen island and the Blasieholmen district. Again, on our left - the af Chapman ship:

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Head northwest on Skeppsholmsbron toward Museikajen, 100 m. Slight right onto Södra Blasieholmshamnen, 350 m. Continue onto Strömgatan, 25 m. Turn right onto Karl XII torg (square) and you see the Karl XII Statue, Karl XII torg 9, on your left:

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We are in the southern part of the Kungsträdgården Park. It is called Karl XII torg ("Charles XII's Square"). In the centre of the square stands the statue of Charles XII by Johan Peter Molin, inaugurated for the 150th anniversary of the king's death on November 30, 1868. The park is divided into four distinct spaces (south to north): (1) Square of Charles XII; (2) Molin's Fountain; (3); Square of Charles XIII and (4) "Fountain of Wolodarski" which was explored in Stockholm - Day 1 blog. We had 1.5 km. more walk until we arrived to our Scandic Norra Bantorget Hotel. From Karl XII Statue head north on Karl XII torg, 40 m. Walk north along  Jussi Björlings allé, 340 m. Turn left (again, see our Stockholm - Day 1 blog) onto Hamngatan, 250 m.

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At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Klarabergsgatan, 170 m. Turn right onto Drottninggatan, 600 m. Turn left onto Wallingatan, 100 and we arrived to our hotel: Scandic Norra Bantorget, Wallingatan 15.

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