Taking a trip to Stockholm

The capital of Sweden is Stockholm, which happens to be the largest city in Sweden and also home to a total of about two million if you count the metropolitan area that surrounds the city. It is known for its natural beauty by most people and is built across 14 islands to form the archipelago of Stockholm. It has been the centre of culture in the country since the start of the 13th century and serves as its media, political, and economic hub as well.

As an epicenter of Swedish culture, the city features a nice blend of architecture from every European country as well making it a beautiful city to visit. For example, you might notice that all of the 18th century buildings are yellow, the 17th century buildings are painted in red, while more modern buildings are made with office white or grey tones.

Culture is also reflected by the sheer amount of museums throughout the town with over 100 museums spread throughout the town. A great place to start is the National Museet as it is home to almost 16,000 paintings and a significant amount of these are Rembrandts.

In addition, Stockholm sports plenty of castles and is home to the Royal family, as it has been since the King of Sweden was first crowned back in 1523. The largest castle is the Baroque Drottningholm which happens to also be where the Royal family lives and is now one of the most popular tourist attractions due to its wonderful gardens.

The old town features the settlements of Stockholm from its earliest days and the layout of the city is also still old. This is also the area where you will find some of the best examples of architecture.