Since 1891 Skansen, the oldest ethnographic museum in the open air in the world, has been the favorite place for unhurried walks among Stockholm residents of all ages. In Skansen the past comes alive. This is the place where visitors will be able to see beautiful old farms, manor houses and shops from different parts of Sweden. Probably, this is the only place where one can see a blacksmith or a glassblower at work or can buy custom-made candies in a small pastry shop. The museum, the territory of which is 300,000 square meters, even has a zoo. The zoo has become home to typical northern animals - wolves, bears, wolverines, reindeers, and, of course, moose. All the animals live in spacious enclosures.
The Royal Palace.
The Royal Palace (Kungliga slottet) is one of the most popular attractions in Stockholm. However, the change of the guard has become a real performance for tourists who gather there every day just to see it. The change of the guard takes place at noon in front of the palace. However, the Royal Palace has much to offer its visitors. The impressive façade of the building already requires much attention. The design of 608 rooms of the palace (the palace has three more rooms comparing to Buckingham Palace, so the Royal Palace in Stockholm can safely be called the largest in the world) is the result of work of best artists and craftsmen in Europe. In addition to luxurious royal apartments, a banquet hall and the palace church, visitors are recommended to visit the Knight Order’s hall, the treasury, the Palace Museum “Three Crowns” (Tre Kronor), the arsenal and the Antique Museum of Gustav III. One more interesting thing - almost every year the King opens a new room that becomes available to public.
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