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Places (POIs) visited during this tour

Place #1
Distance: 0.16mi , Attraction : Historical Square
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Gustav Adolfs torg 22, 111 52 Stockholm, Sweden
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Gustav Adolfs Torg Square
Starting with Gustav Adolfs Torg Square, named after King Gustav II Adolph, an important monarch during the 17th century, stands as a historical hub in Stockholm. This square holds the statue of Gustav II Adolph on horseback and it really is a striking centerpiece, reminding visitors of Sweden's regal past. Due to its location in the Norrmalm district, the city’s main business and shopping area, today it continues to be a vibrant venue for events and markets. With its open-air cafes and scenic views, the square captures the essence of modern Swedish life.

Gustav Adolfs Torg Square also holds hidden gems beneath its cobblestones. The square conceals remnants of the city's medieval defense walls and a well-preserved cellar from the 16th century. This convergence of the old and new, coupled with its iconic statue, showcases Stockholm's rich layers of history. A stroll here is a journey through time, where exciting market days contrast with the ghosts of long-gone knights guarding the city walls. 

Gustav Adolfs Torg is surrounded by many different buildings ranging in age. Therefore, the architecture ranges in style and design as well. If you stand at the center of the square, next to the statue of Gustav II Adolph, as you turn your head in any direction you will see buildings representing many off these elements. Neo-Baroque style, with grand facades and a domed roof, Gothic style showing off pointed arches, ribbed vaults, and spires and pinnacles, Renaissance with symmetry and human forms, and even Modern styles with minimalist design, tons of glasswork, and clean lines. 

The square's cultural tapestry captures the essence of Stockholm's evolution, making it a must-visit for those eager to experience the city's heart.


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Place #2
Distance: 0.20mi , Attraction : Opera House
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Gustav Adolfs torg 20, 111 52 Stockholm, Sweden
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Royal Swedish Opera House
The Royal Swedish Opera House, also known as Kungliga, is a neo-baroque masterpiece that embodies Stockholm's cultural splendor.

It has been Sweden’s national theater for opera and ballet since January 18, 1773, the first performance of the opera house. From then, King Gustav III wanted a fully Swedish ensemble inside a Swedish opera, so he commissioned a new building to be built.This was completed in 1782 but almost after two years to the day, King Gustav III was shot at a masked ball held at his very own opera.

This opera house was in use for about 100 years, but a  decision was made to take it down in 1892. Finally, close to 7 years later in 1898, the opera house was completed and opened to the public.

Throughout the years new design additions have been made as well as multiple name changes, 12 to be exact. In 1997 the official name of Kungliga Teatern, The Royal Theater, was given, and became the opera house we know today.

Beyond its fascinating history and captivating performances, the opera house's waterfront location surely adds to its beauty. Its grand auditorium, adorned with amazing craftsmanship, offers impeccable acoustics.

Backstage, the opera house thrives with workshops, rehearsals, and guided tours, immersing visitors in the world of Opera production.

Here’s a fun fact for you! Another piece that makes this opera house so unique is that it stands where a fortress once  guarded Stockholm's shores. Its journey from fortification to an artistic and architectural work symbolizes the city's transformation. The waterfront view adds charm, allowing visitors to arrive by boat or admire its reflection on the water.

The opera house transcends its role as a performance venue; it's a living testament to art's power to transcend time.


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Tour itinerary stops | Additional places you'll see on this self-guided tour

Map Pin Place 1 Gustav Adolfs Torg Square
Map Pin Place 2 Royal Swedish Opera House
Map Pin Place 3 Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Map Pin Place 4 Swedish Prime Minister Residence
Map Pin Place 5 Riksbron Bridge
Map Pin Place 6 Riksdagshuset
Map Pin Place 7 Bonde Palace / Riddarhuset
Map Pin Place 8 Directions
Map Pin Place 9 Riddarholmen Church
Map Pin Place 10 Directions
Map Pin Place 11 Kakbrinken Runestone
Map Pin Place 12 Tyska Stallplan
Map Pin Place 13 Mårten Trotzigs Gränd
Map Pin Place 14 Directions
Map Pin Place 15 Tyska Kyrkan
Map Pin Place 16 Stortorget
Map Pin Place 17 Nobel Prize Museum
Map Pin Place 18 Storkyrkan
Map Pin Place 19 The Royal Palace

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