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Royal Domain of Drottningholm, Sweden

From series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Europe”
Year: 17th century.

There are historical monuments of world importance in Sweden. One of the most prominent is the palace and park ensemble of Drottningholm. It is located on the island of Louvain, among the peaceful waters of Lake Malaren. Since 1981, the palace is the seat of the Swedish kings. The first mansion on the island was built in the 16th century by order of King Johan III, who gave the palace to his wife. However, already in 1662, the majestic building was completely burned down. The palace was restored at the end of the 17th century. It has repeatedly changed owners. The residence was reconstructed in the next two hundred years.

Royal Domain of Drottningholm, Sweden In the 19th century, the gorgeous mansion was abandoned. The last major reconstruction began in 1907. Several years ago, the royal residence was opened to tourists. Several amazing cultural and architectural sites can be found on its territory. Besides the palace itself, the complex includes the court theater, which was opened in 1776. The theater managed to save a part of the old architectural elements and equipment. Great performances are held there these days.

There are amazing Chinese houses in the garden. They were built in the mid 18th century, when Europe was keen on Chinese architecture. The French baroque park decorated with fountains and exquisite bronze sculptures deserves special attention. During the reign of King Gustav III, the English garden was laid out around the palace. It also managed to survive to the present day. Artificial ponds with a system of canals and bridges decorate the space there. To the beginning - Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Handelsbanken' located in 2.9 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'MABI' is located in 5.18 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Preem Islandstorget' in 2.79 km
Supermarket: 'Garpes Livsmedel' in 1.7 km
Parking: 'Brommaplans infartsparkering' in 3.59 km
Apotheek: 'Apotek Hjärtat Nockebytorg 2-4, Bromma' in 2.5 km
Police station: 'Swedish Security Service' in 7 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Pressbyrån' in 0.28 km
Railway station: 'Sundbyberg' in 6.47 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Bromma Airport BMA - in 4 km
 »  Arlanda Airport ARN - in 36 km
 »  Eskilstuna Airport EKT - in 66 km
 »  Vasteras Airport VST - in 77 km
 »  Skavsta Airport NYO - in 81 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Drottningholms Slott

Åkeshofs Slott

Located in 3 km from Drottningholms Slott
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Rooms: 23
A TV, work desk and wardrobe are featured in all rooms at Åkeshofs Slott. Some rooms have a flat-screen TV. Games of pool, boulé and traditional … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotell Äppelviken

Located in 4 km from Drottningholms Slott
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Rooms: 24
Hotell Appelviken's bright rooms have wooden floors and private or shared toilets and showers. Some rooms feature a seating area and a flat-screen … More: photo, rates and booking
Stockholm Checkin Apartment Alvik

Located in 5 km from Drottningholms Slott
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Rooms: 1
A seating area and dining area are offered in Stockholm Checkin Apartments Alvik's open-plan room. This 2-bedroom apartment includes a bathroom with … More: photo, rates and booking
Villa Harriet

Located in 6 km from Drottningholms Slott
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Rooms: 15
Villa Harriet's accommodation options have wooden floors and either private or shared bathrooms. Most offer views over Lake Mälaren. Some include … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

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SkyView Elevator
11 km - SkyView Elevator
The most unusual lift in Sweden can be found in Stockholm. SkyView is an original elevator that is located on the southern side of the spherical building Globen Arena. The latter is the largest spherical structure in the world, which makes the original circular …
Utter Inn Hotel
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Gota kanal
136 km - Gota kanal
In Sweden there is a huge Goeta Canal constructed in the first half of the 19th century linking the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. It has been benefiting the country’s trading interests for almost 200 years. Besides, the canal has gained many other statuses in recent …
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Vadstena Slott
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Top destination around Royal Domain of Drottningholm - Stockholm

Simply no family vacation in Stockholm is possible without a visit to Tivoli Gröna Lund Amusement Park. In this park, travelers will find numerous roller coasters and rides, merry-go-rounds and playgrounds for small children, and extreme catapults and towers that would impress not only teenagers but also adults. There are classic chute the chutes and comfortable relaxation areas, so the park is suitable for spending a whole day there.

If you have always dreamt of seeing exotic underwater creatures in detail, don’t forget to attend the Djurgården Aquarium. It’s a great place to see beautiful tropical fish that live in giant aquariums with corals, and admire the look of the most dangerous marine predators. The aquarium has one more advantage – it is adjacent to a no less interesting museum, Vasamuseet, a visit to which will also excite the whole family. Vasamuseet is often called the most popular museum in Sweden. There are many reasons to that, for example, the museum exhibits a unique warship built yet in the 17th century, as well as many other priceless artifacts.
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