Royal Palace of Stockholm, Sweden
It is one of the most interesting and favorite tourist destination, and the worldâ€™s largest Royal Castle still in use for its original intention. It is not the first royal palace at this site. The original Tre Kronor citadel with a core tower, built in the 13th century. Carcass of this fortress is still present. You can observe them in the Kronor Museum. This marvelous amalgamation of royal residencies, culture-historical and administrative center of Royal King and Queen, open year round to visitors make the palace inimitable amongst Europeâ€™s royal residencies.
Tessin reconstruct this damaged palace, which is located on Stadsholmen, in the capital, Stockholm, and adjacent to the Swedenâ€™s Parliament. It took 63 years to finish, and the palace guarded by the Hogvakten, a royal guard of the Swedish Armed Forces, dated back to the early 16th century. Â The offices of the emperor and the other Swedish Royal Family members, and the Royal Court of Sweden also placed here.
This palace built of brick, and the roof covered with copper and surrounded by a stone handrail, which stretched around the entire main building. The interior is in Baroque and Rococo style, and its 608 rooms ornamented by various artists from all over the Europe. Even the stairs of marble are worth to see. One of the most prominent objects placed here is Queen Kristinaâ€™s silver throne in the Hall of State. In this area, you will see scepters, jewels and crowns, and costumes, weapons, and carriages shown in the Armory. The Museum of Antiquities exhibits statuettes and other treasures collected by Gustav III.
This palace contains four rows, eastern, western, southern and northern, which faÃ§ade is 115m, represents Queen, King, nation and common royal respectively. The palace frontage is 115 m, from east to west, and from north to south, the palace portico is 120 m. These four rows enfold the internal courtyard. In addition to the Royal Apartments, there are three museums precipitous in regal history that portrays its medieval past and antiques.
The changing of Guards ceremony held twice in a week, and a large number of people from all over the city come to see this fascinating event. This great experience is in the top ten free things in Stockholm, Sweden. This event consists of 30,000 guards, and it is a 40-minute event, took place in front of the King of Swedenâ€™s residence.
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