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The Tyresta National Park is an area that would be of keen interest to a lot of nature lovers. The terrain of this national park is made up of rifts, hiking areas, lakes and other trekker- friendly places. As for the nature bit of it, there are various species of plants, trees that are of special scientific interest, the most well known being the coniferous patch, the old-growth coniferous area is the largest forest in Sweden containing this species. Also the forest is home to some really old pine trees, some of which are over 400 years old.
Hellasgården is a park not far from Stockholm. Here, you can choose from different paths that run along the marsh and the lakes, or through a leafy birch forest and over open fields. There is a playground with sand boxes and climbing frames. You can also play beach volleyball here. Nearby, a lawn leads to a safe artificial beach. This is an awesome way to spend quality time with the family.
As Sigurd Lewerentz's masterpiece and the winner of the 1962 Sahlin Architecture Prize, Markuskyrkan is a wonderful example of a modernist approach to church design. It is a unique building within contemporary Swedish architecture and attracts attention through its otherworldly aesthetics. Located outside the city center, the church is rarely overly-crowded with visitors, which makes it even more of a treat for those intrepid enough to venture slightly further than the norm. - Christian Tsangarides
This popular park on Södermalm is a real oasis in the midst of the hectic city. Just sit around, read a book or observe the surroundings on a park bench. You can even take a nap or have a picnic on the grass. If you want to release some stress, meditate under a tree. In the summer, Vitabergsparken is one of the city's most popular performance spaces. The Stockholm City Theatre's Park Theatre gives free shows at this open-air venue.
Allhelgonakyrkan, located in Helgalund park, was designed by architect Joel Norborg. Built in 1918, the church resembles a Swedish eighteenth-century countryside church. The most beautiful part of this church is the ceiling and walls, which are decorated with paintings by Filip Månsson. When the church was refurbished in 1961, a new sanctuary and bridal chamber were built. There is a morning service every Sunday at 11am. See website for complete list of activities and times.
Sofia Church, built between 1902-1906 atop Vita Bergen, has a stunning view over Stockholm. Between 1948-51, the church was refurbished and a new altar was built. The latest restoration, carried out in 1982-83, gave the church its old look. The beautiful stained-glass work is by Olle Hertzberg. Morning services are held every Sunday at 11am, Intercession Mass at 12 on every Wednesday and evening services every Thursday at 6.30pm.
This Roman Catholic Church is commonly known as the Catholic Church. Rosary devotions are performed after mass on Saturdays. Also, mass is held in Latin, as it was done before 1962, on the fourth Saturday of every month. Services are also held in Italian, Spanish, Polish, Croatian, Hungarian, and Slovenian.
Ersta Church, located on the south hills, provides a stunning view of the city. Completed in 1872, the octagonal church was designed in a Neo-Gothic style. The interiors were refurbished in 1968-69. The church has a spire on its roof and a gorgeous glass painting by in the Rosetta window. Services are held every Sunday and prayers through the week. It is also a host for various religious concerts and music events for the locals.
A park in the center of the city, Tantolunden is a nice place to go to for a walk or to spend some relaxing time outdoors. The place also has garden sheds, a play area and a open air theater. A number of events are also held here from time to time which you can attend as you soak in the beauty of its flora and fauna.
A historic and quaint structure located along the Stigbergsgatan, the Blockmakarens Hus is a beautiful, peculiar little building. A remnant of the city's past, this building was the home of of a former block maker, thus the name, and is representative of the city's life between 1917 and 1923 CE. Discover the city's unique architectural and ethnographical history by paying a visit to this little house. Call to know more.
Moskén has a prayer mosque on the ground floor, and the administration office of the Swedish Muslim council on the top floor. Architect Ferdinand Boberg designed this structure, and the wall decorations and tiles represent Islamic architecture. It also has a cultural center, reference library, café, shop, and a youth center.
When in Stockholm, do as the Stockholmers do. So go up to Fjällgatan for an ice cream and enjoy the fantastic view. This street on Södermalm, above the docks of the Finland ferries and Slussen, lays the city out at your feet with a great panorama over the Old Town, Djurgården and the island of Skeppsholmen. A walk here from Slussen, via Mosebacke, takes you through the pleasant and old-fashioned heights of Södermalm. Make sure you check out the statue of playwright August Strindberg—a Stockholm treasure. The park of Ivar Lo is just around the corner and Vitabergsparken is also not too far away.