Quality Hotel Prince Philip
Kungenskurva, Oxholmsgrand 2
Phone: (46) 8 680 25 00
Fax: (46) 8 680 25 25
Kungenskurva, Oxholmsgrand 2 Skarholmen, Stockholm, SE, 12724
- Phone: (46) 8 680 25 00
- Fax: (46) 8 680 25 25
Kina Slott is located in the southeast corner of the Baroque garden of Drottningholm Palace. The pavilion was built in the 1760s by replacing a building erected ten years earlier as a birthday present to Queen Lovisa Ulrika. The style has strong Chinese influences. Several smaller pavilions, among them the Confidencen, accompany the main structure. European Rococo dominates the exterior, but the exotic influence is obvious on the red wall and the sculptural decorations of the façade. The interior is predominantly Gustavian (Swedish Neo-Classicism) but here, too, the Chinese influence in tapestries and furniture is clearly visible. To reach the pavilion, take the subway to Brommaplan and then catch bus no. 301, 323, 177 or 178. Admission fee is SEK60.
This Royal Palace is a private residence, home to the Royal Family of Sweden. Built in the 17th century, it has magnificent vast gardens, court theater and the Chinese pavilion. The palace was upgraded from a royal manor, which already existed during Gustav Vasa's time. Nicodemus Tessin designed it in 1662 for Queen Hedvig Eleonora. Now on the UNESCO World Heritage list, the palace got its name in the 1570s under King Johan III who had build it for Katarina Jagellonica. It was purchased by Queen Hedvig Eleonora in 1661 and was destroyed by fire the same year. Nicodemus Tessin completed the new palace and designed the French-inspired Baroque garden, which is still there. In 1744 Drottningholm Palace, was gifted as a wedding present to Princess Lovisa Ulrika of Prussia by King Fredrik I, upon her marriage to the Swedish heir apparent Adolf Fredrik.
If you are looking for upscale designer clothes or shoes, Biblioteksgatan is definitely for you. This is a small, but mostly exclusive shopping street, lined with boutiques and trendy night spots. If you peruse the signs on one of the façades facing Stureplan, you will see Sturegallerian, a shopping mall, which is worth a visit. There are quite a few exclusive shops, and a café with tremendous pastries. Shoppers on a tighter budget can also find interesting things here.
HÅGELBYPARKEN is an open space garden with a long history. This place was first mentioned in the 13th Century during Bronze Age. Later on the place was converted into a private property and saw a lot of changes, but the gardens were retained. After changing many hands the place has now become a public garden though it is still owned and managed by Botkyrka Kommun Association. HÅGELBYPARKEN has been mentioned in numerious poems and works of fiction for its beauty and charm. If you are tired of the hustle and bustle of the city life, this place is a nice change with its thick trees and fresh air.
The Olaus Petri is located in the western wing of a residential building. It has been incorporated into the Oscar Church. The main entrance is located on the western side of the building. A beautiful painting by Olle Nyman adorns the wall of the main hall. The baptismal font, altar and pulpit are designed in white marble with subtle simplicity.
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.
Högalids Kyrka, located atop Högalid park offers a stunning view over Stockholm. The grand, dark-red brick building, built in the Romantic style, took over seven years to complete. The walls are covered with priceless paintings by painters, such as Filip Månsson, Gunnar Torhamn, Einar Forseth and Olle Hjortzberg.
Located on the island of Långholmen,Langholmsparken is a popular park that is much known for the concerts and other majors events held here on a regular basis. Even if not too keen on being a part of an event, one should visit this place just for the fantastic ride to and from the main city area.
This is Stockholm's Hyde Park. In the summer, Ralambshovsparken is really crowded, but as it's so big, it's not too cramped. The view over Riddarfjarden is breathtakingly beautiful and soothing, and the water is perfect for swimming. You'll find children playing all over the playground, and cafes and ice cream parlours are located at walking distance. With its large open spaces, Ralambshovsparken is perfect for various team sports. The Stockholm City Theatre's Park Theatre performs at this venue. And there are free aerobics classes conducted four times a week. This is one big playground for both kids as well as adults.
Built in the mid 19th Century and located on the much famous Medborgarplatsen, Vällingby Medborgarhus has been an integral part of the city of Stockholm. It has hosted several events, both of cultural and historic importance. Consisting of three buildings that house libraries, auditoriums and swimming pools, this place is also very famous for its Forsgrénska bath that receives thousands of visitors each year.
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.
One of the city's tourist information centres is here, inside the Stadshuset (Town Hall) on Kungsholmen, and is open daily May to October. This centre will provide you all the essential information about the city and help you enjoy your stay in Stockholm.