Holidays in Chinese Pavilion

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Chinese Pavilion

A birthday present from King Adolf Fredrik to Queen Lovisa, this rococo treasure exemplifies Europe’s 18th-century fascination for Chinese architecture.

Part of one of Sweden’s royal palaces and a UNESCO site, the Chinese Pavilion is an architectural treasure in western Stockholm. Its Disneyesque appearance has striking golden features and traditional Chinese elements that make it stand out against the Scandinavian designs of Stockholm. Marvel at the dragon busts and other exotic features adorning the bright pink and green façade of the palace.

Sit at a bench facing the palace and consider how its bright frontage serves as an exotic contrast to the rest of Stockholm.

Enter the building and check out the period furniture, which ranges from the majestic to the bizarre. Among the unusual highlights is the Gustavian toilet, whose gold frame and cushioned seat provided a comfortable and lavish bathroom experience for residents in historic times.

Make your way through elegant chambers such as the Red Room, the Embroidered Room and the Blue Salon to admire the bold colors of the décor. Lining the walls is a great selection of lavish porcelain and silk.

Visit the smaller structures in the complex and spot the two model parrots perched atop the Volière building. In the adjacent Confidencen dining hall, notice a table that was hoisted from the lower floor up into the dining room above it.

Note that the original structure was built in the mid 1700s, when it was gifted to the queen on her 34th birthday. It is thought that the 7-year-old prince emerged wearing a Chinese costume to greet his mother, with a set of golden keys on a red velvet cushion. The first incarnation of the building was replaced by today’s palace in 1763.

The site opens daily from late morning until late afternoon, from May to September. Purchase tickets and get an audio guide or go on a tour with a docent.

Find the Chinese Pavilion on the eastern side of Lovön Island. From the village of Drottningholm, walk south through Drottningholm Palace Park for about 15 minutes to reach the site. While you’re here, make sure to check out Drottningholms Slottsteater, the Guards Tent and the Kungl. Drottningholms Golfklubb.

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Live Next to the Swedish King and Queen
Live Next to the Swedish King and Queen
Kunghshatt, Stockholm, Drottningholm, Stockholm County
Situated on the waterfront, this cottage is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Chinese Pavilion and within 9 miles (15 km) of Drottningholm Palace and Friends Arena. Stockholm ...
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Live Next to the Swedish King and Queen
Unique Countryside Villa From The 17th Century, Close To Stockholm
Unique Countryside Villa From The 17th Century, Close To Stockholm
Lovö-Berga 6, Drottningholm, Stockholm County
Situated in a rural location, this historic villa is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Chinese Pavilion and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Drottningholm Palace. Friends Arena and Stockholm ...
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Unique Countryside Villa From The 17th Century, Close To Stockholm
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Sollerövägen 22, Bromma, Stockholm County
This family-friendly Bromma villa is located on the waterfront, within 3 mi (5 km) of Drottningholm Palace, Bromma Blocks and Chinese Pavilion. Butterfly House ...
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First Hotel Brommaplan
First Hotel Brommaplan
3 out of 5
Kvarnbacksvägen 135, Bromma
The price is AU$117 per night from 20 Dec. to 20 Dec.
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Live Next to the Swedish King and Queen
Live Next to the Swedish King and Queen
Kunghshatt, Stockholm, Drottningholm, Stockholm County
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Unique Countryside Villa From The 17th Century, Close To Stockholm
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Unique Countryside Villa From The 17th Century, Close To Stockholm
Top location in idyllic neighborhood near the city
Top location in idyllic neighborhood near the city
Sollerövägen 22, Bromma, Stockholm County
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Stockholm Hotel Apartments Bromma
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Åkeshofs Slott
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Klubbensborg
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Klubbensborgsvägen 27, Hagersten
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