Great architecture in Stockholm

The arrival to enjoy the great architecture Stockholm was quite exciting. I arrived in Sweden with no expectations and with little knowledge of their culture, just a couple of things that I previously have read. It was even more exciting because I was on my way to see the northern lights. So far, the only thing I knew about the country was that it was a very expensive and that I had to be prepared for it. Ah! I also knew about Slatan Ibrahimowitsch. I arrived at an immense transport terminal and I had to start looking for my way to the subway. Firstly, I had to buy the subway card which ended up costing almost 5 euros for a single trip. The subway has a lot of style. Some of the stations have pieces of art on their walls and is quite clean.

Gamla Stan - Stortorget

Gamla Stan – Stortorget

This time, I was going to stay in a Couchsurfing house a bit far away from the city. I only stayed one night in the house and then, I decided to move. Everything was fine in the house and with the host but I decided to move closer to the city.

Everything was easier once I was in the center of Stockholm. The hostel was located very close to the center and most of the great architecture Stockholm was concentrated there. So I checked in and went for a walk.
The architecture in the center of the city itself is quite beautiful. Buildings very old and still very well preserved. Like in other European cities, churches with their Gothic style look quite spectacular. Walking on Drottninggatan street is quite special. The street is full of life with commerce and people walking. This avenue goes directly to the old town where the alleys and the styles of the buildings are spectacular.

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The alleys have a movie style and the dim lights that come off their lamps give a much more picturesque touch to such an impressive sector. Many of the buildings date from the seventeenth and eighteenth century onwards and are still preserved to perfection. I decided to walk around this area during the day and night. Its streets look magical.

Callejones en Gamla Stan

Callejones en Gamla Stan

Edificios famosos de Estocolmo

Edificios famosos de Estocolmo

Callejones en Gamla Stan

Callejones en Gamla Stan

El callejon mas estrecho de Estocolmo

El callejon mas estrecho de Estocolmo

In case you did not know, Stockholm is the home of the Nobel awards and here is the Nobel Museum.

Museo Nobel

Museo Nobel

It caight my attention when I was walking around a park called Kungsträdgården. There, there were small tracks made of snow for the children to practice winter sports. I really liked the idea and the kids seemed to enjoy.

Parque Kungsträdgården

Parque Kungsträdgården

In this city I had the opportunity to see a historical relic of great value for the Swedes and perhaps for all humanity. It is an old seventeenth century ship that was built with great effort and the day of its first departure, August 10, 1628, sank 30 meters from its starting point due to some flaws in its design. The ship remained in the depths of the sea for a long time. 333 years later Anders Franzén, engineer, found the boat after much work. The ship is then taken to the surface and today is the protagonist of the Vasa Museum, which is very important for all of Sweden.

Museo Vasa

Museo Vasa

Vasa Museum

Vasa Museum

Vasa Museum

Vasa Museum

Museo Vasa

Museo Vasa

I walked to Skansen. This is a kind of Swedish village in miniature. The entrance was a bit expensive so I decided just to take photos from outside. jaja!

Skansen

Skansen

Skansen

Skansen

Around Skansen you can see very spectacular buildings with very unique styles of past centuries. Magnificent architecture in Stockholm

great architecture Stockholm

En las afueras de Skansen

great architecture Stockholm

En las afueras de Skansen

Believe it or not, there is also a very large community of salseros in this city. I decided  to go Salsa dancing one day but the level was quite high. I only danced a couple of songs because I could not keep up with many of the Europeans who danced there.

S:T Jacobs Kyrka

S:T Jacobs Kyrka

Riksdag

Riksdag

Great architecture Stockholm

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S:t Johannes kyrkogård

If you want more info about the magnificent architecture Stockholm and about more activities in this city you can visit this complete blog: https://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-blogs/stockholm-budget/

 

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