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A brief history The story goes that Stockholm was founded by the regent Birger Jarl, who in 1252 constructed a fort to protect lake

Mälaren from pirates. Nevertheless, there are also studies that maintain that the Vikings had established a trading square in Birka close to the Swedish capital six or seven centuries before Jarl’s conquest. Whatever is the case, Jarl and his heir turned Stockholm into an enclave for trading, especially groceries, even though it was not to be considered the capital of the region.

Nordic Union In 1397 the Union of Kalmar was signed, establishing a single kingdom covering the neighbouring countries of Sweden, Norway and Denmark together with Finland which formed part of Sweden. However the Union did not bring peace to the region and there were violent episodes such as the Battle of Brunkeberg and the Stockholm Bloodbath at Stortorget in 1520.

Vasa Dynasty

The Swedish capital has long stopped being just a cold city in Northern Europe. Surrounded by small islands, Stockholm today is a true capital of fashion and new technology, while its historic centre is a reminder of the imperial past of the enclave that was the union of Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. Clean, well-arranged and with a high quality of life, Stockholm also offers the many people who visit the city a luscious cultural choice, which keeps a varied and cosmopolitan population entertained. The best of Venice’s canals, Vienna’s palaces and Paris’s restaurants - all in one city.

A practical guide

Stockholm,another word for quality of life The Swedish capital is located on the south east coast of the country and covers an immense archipelago of 24,000 small islands that create an infinite number of canals and waterways (some of the islands are a part of the city district of Stockholm) . It is a beautiful, clean city surrounded by the water from the Baltic Sea and green spaces. Administratively, it is part of the province of Södermanland and is home to two million people. The majority are Swedish as well as minority populations of Finns , Iraqis, Iranians, Turks and Somalians. In this guide , we provide a brief run through of the main tourist attractions, offering a first impression of the city. We have shortlisted the essential things to do and see, leaving you to enjoy a chilly but unforgettable two- or three-day city break. So, for that reason over the following pages you will see that we focus on certain areas, monuments and museums, putting to one side the other attractions that require a much longer stay.

Gustavo Eriksson emerged stronger from the Bloodbath at Stortorget and drove the Danish from the country on 6 June 1523 (now celebrated as Sweden’s national day) and was crowned Gustavus I Vasa. Having been proclaimed King Gustavus I , he seized the Church’s property and adopted the Lutheran faith. His heirs turned the country into a significant European force and fought a number of battles to maintain power in the Nordic region. Under the reign of Gustavus II, Stockholm was granted administrative power but the monarch himself lost his life in one of the battles that the Swedish army took part in. Next came the reign of the young Queen Christina who was more concerned for science and philosophy (it was a period when even the great Descartes himself lived for a while in the city). She abdicated in favour of the first of the three Charles, Charles X.

The three Charles Sweden overpowered Denmark under the reign of Charles X, while his son Charles XI turned his attentions to keeping hold

of the southernmost Swedish provinces. Charles XII took on not just Denmark and Poland, but also the mighty Russian army - a clash that ended in the great Swedish defeat at Poltava in 1709. It was at this point when Sweden moved into a difficult period with crop problems and serious epidemics.

The birth of Parliament In 1719, the country went from being an absolute and hereditary dictatorial monarchy to become a parliamentary democracy with a major role for the chamber and the constitution. Progress was made in the areas of liberties, culture, science and industrial production. But this bonanza restored the monarch Gustavus III’s confidence and self-esteem - to such an extent that in 1772 he led a coup d’etat and reinstated absolute monarchy. Soon afterwards the Enlightenment and French culture came to the city and the monarch was assassinated during a masked ball. His son, Gustavus IV, was unable to avoid defeat against Napoleon and Russia, nor the loss of Finland. However, with the defeat of the Napoleonic troops at Leipzig, Denmark was forced to cede Norway to Sweden, a transfer that would last until 1905. Peace settled on the country but so did poverty, leading to a great wave of migration to North America between 1850 and 1930.

into an industrialised one, in particular the textile, wood and iron and steel industries. Popular movements also sprung up and, with them, the abuse of alcohol by the Swedish population. In 1921, universal suffrage was introduced for men and women. It was in the same year, following Gustavus V’s call for military rearmament, that elections were called and Parliament had a new government, this time made up of republican social-democrats.

The welfare state Social-democrats and the farmers’ Centre Party introduced financial security for the whole population , including unemployment subsidies and paid holidays amongst other employment-related measures. New homes were built and old ones renovated. After two world wars, in which Sweden preferred to remain neutral, the country moved into a more democratic phase with increased powers for parliament and fewer for the monarchy. The city, having achieved a high standard of living and confirmed its role in the annual Nobel Prize ceremony, was shaken by the death of Prime Minister Olaf Palme in 1986. Sweden joined the European Union in 1995. Since then, Stockholm has continued to confirm its reputation as a modern, prosperous and innovative city, as shown by the fact that it was European City of Culture in 1998.

Industrial Revolution Sweden saw how it could move from being a predominantly agricultural country

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Este barrio recibe el nombre del escultor más famoso del país del siglo XX, Carl Milles. El artista se compró una casa en la isla de Lidingö y creó un enorme parque para poder exponer sus obras, que posteriormente cedió al pueblo sueco. Hoy por hoy son casi 20.000 metros cuadros de zona verde, con terrazas, las obras principales de Milles (originales y réplicas), objetos de su colección particular, su estudio o alguna de las reliquias de la Antigua Grecia y Roma que Milles adquirió.

baround Useful tips Scandinavia’s fashion capital is in the same time zone as the rest of Western Europe - that is, GMT +1 hour. The climate is relatively cold, with very cold winters (average of -3°C in January) and mild summers (the average temperature in July does not exceed 20°C). In the months of June and July it does not get completely dark, while in winter the days can be sunny but very short. We recommend visiting Stockholm in spring, although if you are a winter sports fan then you must go between November and February. Then you will be able to take advantage of the freezing cold to go skating on frozen canals - the ideal setting for lovers of skating. Sweden has been part of the European Union since 1995 but, along with United Kingdom and Denmark, is one of the main countries that is not expected to adopt the European currency. Currently the European crown is worth 0.11 euros. Of course, in many establishments euros are also accepted. And, in any case, there always banks and currency exchange places to get the Swedish crowns that you need for your visit. In terms of language, Stockholm is a city with a highly eclectic ethnic mix, and you will hear many languages other than the official Swedish. A large proportion of Swedes speak English fluently and almost all can easily understand Danish and Norwegian. There are currently 15% first-generation immigrants - contributing to the city’s existing cultural wealth. Lastly, we mention the Laplander community, which speaks its own indigenous language independently of Swedish. When going through Stockholm, it is worth walking through the historic centre or old town “Gramla Stan” to get to the rest of the city or one of the city’s islands thanks

to an effective public transport network that includes an underground system, buses, local trains, trams and ferries in the most authentic Venetian style. The Swedish capital also offers different means of quickly reaching cities such as Oslo, Copenhagen, Riga, Tallin, Helsinki and many of the islands that make up the Nordic Archipelago. The centre of the city is flat, and it is easy to find your way around. It also houses several of the most important monuments in the Swedish capital. The public transport network is operated by Storstockholms Lokaltrafik. (www.sl.se). The lines operate in a highly efficient way and have gained a respect and reputation for being environmentally friendly. The underground runs from 5 a.m. until 1 a.m. (until 3.30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays) . Buses run between 6 a.m. and midnight. Local trains which run less frequently, operate between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. the trams (which operate more as a tourist service and are not part of the public transport network) operate between 7. 30 in the morning and midnight. The underground system - or tunnelbana - consists of three lines (blue, green and red) and more than 100 stations. The old romantic trams, currently 14, run between Norrmalmstorg and Djurgärden and carry up to 300,000 passengers throughout the year. Another option is to travel by car ferry, ferry or cruiser - a very pleasant service that goes to Slussen, Skeppsholmen, Allmänna Gränd, Gröna Lund, Nybroplan and Vasamuseet. One-way tickets currently cost 20 crowns but bear in mind that tickets are priced according to the number of zones you cross. As in any self-respecting modern city, travel cards are available for 1, 3 and

7 days (100, 200 and 260 crowns respectively). With the excellent public transport system, not to mention the high petrol prices, speed restrictions and expensive parking, it is not advisable to rent a car to drive between the islands surrounding the centre of the city. However, if you are someone who prefers to depend on four wheels, you can always hire a car from any of the international brands in the offices at Stockholm Central station. If you need to park, you can try at Galleriangaraget, Phus Pub or in one of the numerous shopping centres. Another option that fits well with the city’s ecological approach to travel is to hire a bicycle. It is a fairly practical way of getting through the city, and ideal if you wish to see one of the parks around the city. The Nordic capital’s taxis are heavily used by business people and you can hail one on the street, or book over the phone or even over the internet . Credit cards are accepted and don’t worry about tipping because it is included in the price. Stockholm is a city that emanates confidence in many ways and it is also considered to be very safe. However, it is always advisable to avoid areas outside the centre especially at night time, as well as keeping your eye out for the occasional pickpocket. Lastly, if you want to go shopping, remember that businesses and offices open between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. On Saturdays, they close at 2 p.m. There are shops that also open on Saturday afternoons and even on Sundays. The elegant and luxurious shops in the Swedish capital offer eager shoppers handmade and design items, as well as glassware that has an excellent reputation, ceramics, fabric covered furniture and numerous antiques.

Podrás disfrutar de paseos y jardines aterrazados con piscinas pequeñas, esculturas de agua y viñas, un lugar con un toque clásico romano e ideal para relajarse un buen rato. Puedes venir a cualquier hora o, aún mejor, venir equipado de un completo pic-nic y pasar parte de la tarde contemplando las vistas desde esta zona de la capital sueca. Por último, recuerda que hasta esta zona de Estocolmo puedes llegar en cualquier medio de locomoción, incluido el ferry.

Södermalm

Más popularmente llamado Söder, este enclave de la capital sueca es conocido por sus numerosos restaurantes, tiendas y boutiques de ropa fashion. Es, hoy por hoy, una ciudad en sí misma (algo a lo que ayuda su situación geográfica en una isla), con su propio ambiente y dialecto. Está unida por el norte con Gamla Stan, la parte más céntrica y antigua de la ciudad, a través de Slussen, un entramado de carriles y vías férreas. Al sur de este enclave de la moda se encuentran el Globen y el cementerio de Skogskyrkogärden, Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la Unesco y donde reposan las cenizas de la mítica Greta Garbo. Es uno de los barrios más densamente poblados de toda Escandinavia y, a pesar de que hasta hace poco siempre había sido considerado de estilo obrera o agrícola, lo que es cierto es que hoy en día es un barrio atractivo, bohemio y cosmopolita (incluida la única mezquita de Estocolmo). Una animada plaza Medborgarplatsen, varios parques frondosos y, sobre todo, infinidad de escaparates para adquirir lo más in de la moda de esta capital fashion son algunos de los iconos de este particular barrio sueco.

Stureplan

En este barrio podrás localizar una de las plazas más de moda de Estocolmo, que lleva por nombre el mismo del barrio. En el centro de este enclave de la noche sueca, junto a una especie de estatua con forma de champiñón gigante (el cobertizo de Svampen), quedan jóvenes y no tan jóvenes para disfrutar de restaurantes y discotecas diversas. Se da la circunstancia de que el actual barrio fue parcialmente destruido por un incendio en la piscina de Sturebadet, aunque la reconstrucción de la piscina y la llegada del centro comercial Sturegallerian volvieron a dotar de popularidad al moderno barrio. En Stureplan también hay numerosas tiendas y locales de creadores independientes de ropa, muebles, diseñadores, estilistas, peluqueros de moda, etcétera, acrecentando la fama vanguardista de la capital. Por último, si visitas la ciudad en verano tendrás la oportunidad de tomar algo en algún local nocturno y disfrutar del ambiente... como si estuvieras a plena luz del día.

Fjäderholmarna

Se trata del pulmón verde de la capital sueca, compuesto de una isla grande (Stora Fjäderholmen) y tres más pequeñas. Ideales para una pequeña excursión en barco, estas islas tienen puertos deportivos, restaurantes, heladerías, numerosas terrazas que dan al mar e incluso algunos museos locales pero bastante didácticos. Destacar el Acuario Báltico, donde puedes aprender bastante acerca de los peces que viven en estas frías aguas. La gastronomía, por tanto, ofrece diferentes pescados y maneras de cocinarlos, aunque la especialidad es el ahumado. La artesanía y cerámica local, además de algunas actividades para los más pequeños convierten a Fjäderholmarna en una escapada ideal para toda la familia.

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Stockholm offers a gastronomy that, above all, is healthy because Sweden sets numerous controls over foods coming into the country, in addition to producing excellent foodstuffs. As is to be expected for a city surrounded by water, seafood features strongly on the menus (in particular salmon, pike, herring and crab). Game dishes (capercaillie, reindeer and elk), mushrooms and milk products are also an important part of the menus in a city that has as many restaurants per head of population as Paris.

Viking Run

Breakfast in Stockholm includes yoghurt, cereals, cheese, ham and bread with caviar. At lunchtime, residents of the city prefer to eat something light, such as a salad, pasta or a fish side dish. The most frugal meal is in the evening - predominantly home-made dishes with bean soup, beef or pork meatballs, marinated salmon and Jansson’s temptation ( a baked dish of potatoes, sprats, onion and cream). Separate mention must be made of the smorgasbord, a succulent succession of dishes that originate from the 18th century. Today it consists of herring, boiled eggs, meat pasties and salads followed by meatballs and chips as well as desserts. Lastly, as well as reminding you that you cannot go to Stockholm without trying one of its many vodka brands or punch drinks, remember that the great Swedish tradition is to have a coffee in one of the elegant coffee shops at around three o’clock in the afternoon. The coffee should be drunk with a delicious biscuit , or a mouth-watering pastry.

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This skating competition is held in the middle of January, starting in Uppsala and finishing in Stockholm.

International Antiques Fair

Sweden , and Stockholm in particular, offers antiques lovers a huge market of objects, some of which can be seen (and bought) in February at this event in Älvsjö.

Stockholm Furniture Fair

One of the most important dates in the industry takes place at the beginning of February.

Nautical Salon

This sports trial is held at Stockholmsmässan at the end of February or the beginning of March.

Vasaloppet Ski Race

This competition has become a true historic ski run. It takes place at the beginning of March at Dalarna.

Drottingholm Court

This is a series of ballet and opera spectacles, that are held during the summer months. Over the years, it has become an unmissable event for those who love music.

Early Music Festival

Equestrian Tournament

Globen is the venue for this very important equestrian tournament that includes jumping, training and other horse-related performances.

Summer Solstice

Nobel Prize

As in many other cities around the world, on the night of 21 June parties and shows are held throughout the city.

In December the prestigious Nobel Prizes are awarded, with a grand and impressive reception and banquet in the city hall.

Kiruna Snow Festival

Christmas Fair

From the end of January until early February, this celebration of winter includes ice sculpting competitions and reindeer and other races.

The Rosendal Garden hosts a series of events from the beginning of November until the end of December on the theme of Christmas festivities .

Games

Santa Lucia

A new rendezvous with art. This time, at the Sollentuna Exhibition Centre in early March.

Walpurgis

Stockholm Gay Pride

At the end of April, the citizens of Stockholm celebrate the arrival of spring, with a number of different events spread around the city’s enclosed spaces. Traditional dances, processions with torches and fireworks that liven up the festivities.

This festival is held in several theatres around Stockholm in the middle of November .

From the start of June, concerts of pre-1750 music are held in the enclosed spaces of Gamla Stan.

Another date for Stockholm’s sporting calendar, this time whole series of sports events, activities and competitions. These are held at the beginning of July in a number of sports grounds and include local and international participants.

Art Fair

International Cinema Festival

At the end of July, Scandinavia’s largest gay and lesbian festival is held, with performances and events organised in several parts of the centre of the city.

Beer and Whisky Festival

This event for expert drinkers includes tastings and is held in September at the Nacka Strand Factory.

On 13 December an annual light festival is held that includes a candle-lit procession through the centre of the city, singing, traditional parades and fireworks in.

Christmas Market

Traditional Christmas market in the city’s historic centre for Christmas shopping and trying some of the typical products from this time of year.

New Year Concert

This concert is held on New Year’s Eve in the unmatched setting of the Cathedral of Gamla Stan.

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bmoving Points of interest Royal Palace

This is surely the highlight of any visit to the centre of the city. It is the largest palace in use in the world and used to be the official residence of the Swedish monarchy and currently hosts state events. Designed by Nicodemus Tessin the Younger in 1692, it has 608 rooms and is Roman in style on the outside and French on the inside . You must not miss works of incalculable artistic value such as the Banquet Hall, the State Room, the Royal Treasury and the Royal Chapel. Lastly, a good reason to visit the palace at midday is to watch the changing of the guard . Despite the countless tourists watching, the soldiers in the doorway of this imperial jewel did not bat an eyelid.

National Museum of Antiquities

The display cabinets and array of exhibits recount the mysteries of the country’s history , from prehistory right up to the modern day. Objects and relics explain in great detail each period, including the Viking era which is perfectly portrayed in the prestigious Gold Room. The Alunda moose axe, dating from 2000 BC, the Virgin of Viklau and the Skog tapestry are just some of the relics housed in this centre, which was opened in 1943. And don’t

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forget to take in the mediaeval sculptures, rated as one of the best collections in all of Europe.

City Hall

This building, which is of such aesthetic and functional importance was built starting in 1911. It has a mix of influences in terms of style: Art Nouveau, Nordic Gothic and vestiges of the schools of northern Italy. Worth visiting are the Golden Room with its mosaics of crystal and gold and the Blue Room which, though not completely blue, is the setting for the famous Nobel Prize banquet ceremonies. Other points of interest are the, Gallery of the Prince and the Council Room, where the Swedish government meets. If the weather is good and you want to get great views of the city, go up to the 106 metre-high city council tower where you can take snaps of the Swedish capital. On the highest part of the tower, you can see the heraldic symbol of Sweden, the Three Crowns, which date from the 14th century.

Vasa Museum

In the most visited centre in the country, you can see the famous Vasa war ship. The boat sank in 1628 in the city port during its inaugural voyage. At the time it was the most powerful galleon, the

period when Gustavus Adolophus was on the throne. The boat was discovered in 1956 and was brought afloat in 1961. Today, it occupies the main space in the museum. There is abundant material to explain to visitors both the details of the boat and how it sank and its subsequent recovery. There are also several life-size models of some of the rooms of what was considered the strongest boat in the world. Because of the delicate state of the ship, visitors are not permitted to board the actual Vasa itself.

The Stockholm Globe

This is an enormous stadium that is visible from many parts of the city, where all kinds of events and celebrations are held (up to 125 a year) . In fact, it is the largest hemispherical building in the world, thanks to its spectacular dimensions (85 metres high and 690 metres in circumference ). This magnificent building also has restaurants, bars and a shopping centre. The Globe is mainly used for hockey, handball, football and gymnasium competitions. It is also used for large-scale events and concerts, with notable faces including John Paul II, Nelson Mandela, Pavarotti, Frank Sinatra, the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen.

bmoving Points of interest Strindberg Museum

This centre is dedicated to the city’s cultural icon, August Strindberg. The writer lived in the Blue Tower where the museum is housed from 1908 until his death in 1912 (until then he had lived in 24 different homes around the city). The apartment and library that Strindberg frequented are perfectly preserved. Experts say that on his final birthday Strindberg came out onto the balcony of this building to see the procession that his fans had organised in his honour. You will be able to learn more about this great Swedish playwright’s work , through the more than 3000 books and archives housed in this centre.

Drottningholm

Palace (and private residents of the Swedish royal family), theatre, park and Chinese pavilion, in one large complex. Enormous and so beautiful that it has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Located on the island of Lövon, it was (and still is) one of the best-finished imperial buildings in the country. Among other details that confirm Drottningholm’s stature are the baroque garden, Queen Luisa Ulrika’ library and Georg Haupt’s desk, which is located in Queen Hedvig Eleonora’s bedroom suite - an incredible baroque room that involved 15 artists in its construction, and was finished in 1683. The Court Theatre is the oldest functioning theatre in the world (1766). The Palace’s leafy park is also very pleasant, a peaceful place to stop on the banks of the lakeside walk of Lake Mälaren.

Other places of interest

Stockholm Underground

The city’s underground system is not just clean and effective but it also the largest art exhibition space in the world , given the way the works are presented. The original idea came from an exhibition of works in the city’s underground system that was mounted in 1950, when the local authorities decided to invest in subterranean art, decorating the underground network with works of art. There are currently sculptures, mosaics and paintings by more than 100 artists spread around the different stations. Particularly worth noting are Kungsträdgärden, Stockholm Central, Rissne, Stadion, Östermalmstorg and Universitetet stations.

Open-air Museum and Zoo

Founded in 1891 and located in the incomparable setting of Skansen, it contains almost 160 historic wooden farmsteads and numerous houses that represent all regions of the country. Craftsmen’s workshops are also on show, representing the different trades from previous eras. There are animals in each farm as well as in the zoo and aquarium. Don’t forget to visit the Älvros farmstead, the Swendenborg pavilion, the Skogaholm mansion and the little Hornborga house. This original centre - the first open-air museum in the world has become a great place for taking young children, who will also enjoy the circus , a number of recreation areas and the upclose bear pit.

Nordiska Museet

This unusual cultural centre aims to portray the everyday life of the country from the 16th century to the present day. The original idea was Artur Hazelius’s, the same person that created the green spaces of Skansen. Opened in 1907 in a Renaissance castle, today it offers visitors the chance to view more than 1.5 million pieces and items of great value: robes, priceless jewels everyday utensils, furniture and toys. A number of paintings, a dolls house, the main entrance hall, the nuptial crown that Swedish brides wore in centuries past, and the Ulvsunda Castle bedroom suite… these are some of the things that you won’t want to miss in this complex, whose motto - as displayed on the castle’s ebelisk - is “to recreate the image of a lost era”.

Modern Museum

This building of contemporary culture is the work of the Spanish architect Rafael Moneo. It currently holds a wide range of modern art, cinema and photography that will delight all fans of art from recent centuries. In addition to a full bookshop and relaxing views of the eternal symbol of Stockholm, water, the Museum of Modern Art contains one of the most valuable collections of photography known in northern Europe.

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Whether in the eternal night of summer or the long dark winter, Stockholm offers an abundant choice of shows. Theatre, jazz, clubs and original-language films are on hand for anyone visiting the Swedish capital. And, as smoking has been banned since 2005 in restaurants, bars and clubs, the air is clean. The consolidation of the Nobel Prize and being the European City of Culture in 1998 further confirmed the vitality and extensive cultural scene of the city. We recommend that you look at some local websites or flick through the monthly What’s On Stockholm - the up-to-date magazine providing details of the numerous shows on offer every night.

Theatre Without a doubt, the Dramaten is the national theatre with the best reputation on the Swedish classical scene. Orionteatern and Stadsteatern are two other theatre spaces, while Teater Galeasen hosts more contemporary works. Lastly, the English Theatre Company puts on its shows and the Regina Theatre.

Dance If you want to enjoy the best dance in Sweden then the place to go is the Dansens Hus. Sweden’s Royal Opera puts on shows by the Royal Swedish Ballet, the oldest company in the country. The hundred-year old Kungliga Operan is packed out all year, with thousands of ballet fans eager to see well-known pieces such as Cascanueces, The Dying Swan and Romeo and Juliet. Lastly, the Modern Dansteatern is where you can enjoy the most avant-garde pieces.

Cinema One of the consequences of the fact that the majority of the Swedish population speaks fluent English (among other languages) is that cinemas screen films in the original language. Two of the more mainstream cinemas are Biopalatset and Filmstaden Sergel, while the more independent Biografen Sture offers art in the city that nurtured such important figures as Ingmar Bergman, Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman.

Music Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Sweden performances are put on at Konserthuset, one of the best places to enjoy classical music in the city. The Royal Palace Music and the Stockholm Sinfonietta Riddarhus are two other places with excellent musical programming, like the Drottningholm which put on opera and ballet shows. For other tastes, at Lydmar you can enjoy soul or jazz performances while Nalen holds pop and rock concerts. There are other places where music is included, in addition to the interesting clientele or highlyrated cocktails. Sky Bar, Gondolen, Sturehof Bar and Kvarnen are some of the places where you can enjoy a good night in the city. The Absolut Ice Bar and the Nordic Sea Hotel offer cocktails at -5º C! And, last of all, we mention the Stockholms Stadion and the great Globen as important places for major rock concerts.

INFORMATION Stockholm’s office of information is located very close to the historic centre of the city. Its website is recommended: it contains up-to-date listings of the best of the Swedish capital, in 10 languages. There is another office in Centralstationen. In the offices you can pick up a copy of What’s On Stockholm, the free monthly publication that keeps you up-to-date with shows and events being held in the city.

Stockholm Visitors Board 27, Hamngatan. (08) 7892495 info@svb.stockholm.se www.stockholmtown.com

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