Holidays in Stockholm Cathedral

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The Great Cathedral of Stockholm which includes heritage architecture as well as a large group of people

This historical cathedral is more than 500 years old. It contains culturally important art and offers musical performances as well.

Storkyrkan is Stockholm’s Great Cathedral, established sometime before 1729. While it is the oldest church in Gamla Stan (Old Town), it is noted for much more than its religious importance. Visit to attend one of the frequent musical performances or see the numerous artworks. Most royal weddings and coronations happen here as well.

The cathedral’s vaulted ceiling dates from the 15th century. Inside you’ll immediately notice the 3-meter (11-foot) wooden statue that was commissioned by Swedish statesman Sten Sture in honour of those who fought the Battle of Brunkeberg. This critical victory of Sweden over Denmark is symbolised by St. George and the Dragon, created by Bernt Notke in 1489. You’ll also see a historically important painting, a copy of the oldest known colour image of Stockholm. Urban Målare painted Vädersolstavlan (or Sun Dog Painting) in the mid-1500s, capturing the unusual atmospheric condition called sun dogs. That painting has been lost, but in 1636 Jacob Heinrich Elbfas painted a copy, an impressive work in its own right. Nearby you’ll also find David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl’s two large canvases depicting the Last Judgment and the Crucifixion.

Live music is performed during the summer. Pay the extra fee to enjoy classical organ and choir recitals, including works by Franz Schubert and Johann Sebastian Bach. Enjoy visual art temporary exhibitions as well. Past collections have included the photos and manuscripts for the former Swedish Queen Cristina. The cathedral website has the concert schedule and exhibition information.

Storkyrkan is in Gamla Stan, near Stockholm Royal Palace. While there is some parking in the area, it is expensive and limited, so public transport is recommended. The walk from Central Station to the cathedral takes just 15 minutes.

The cathedral is open daily. Check Storkyrkan’s official website for tour times and admission fees. Time your visit to participate in the bilingual Swedish and English prayers held once each morning.

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Castle House Inn
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2.5 out of 5
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