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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Katarina Kyrka is Sweden's first central church and one of its prettiest. Legendary punk rocker Joakim Thåström has created a song in its honor. However, its beauty has been marred by fire on several occasions. The last time it was restored, the church was given its original Baroque style. Well-known personalities, such as the famous folksinger Cornelis Wreswjik have been laid to rest here. Morning services are held every Sunday at 11am.
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.
Since 1892, Södra Latins Gymnasium has been a strong pillar in the education of the Swedish youth. Based on the three educational programs offered here, students can choose to excel in social sciences, natural sciences or arts. The standard of education provided here is well evident in the fact that many dignified personalities have passed out from this school. One can also witness the student talent at the concerts and performing art shows held here. To know more about the school, visit their website.
Built in 1670, this beautiful building is named after Thomas van der Noot. It has served as an official residence for a number of Dutch ministers, and the Dutch Reform Church has also called it home. The palace is a brilliant example of the Baroque Rococo style, and the rooms and halls are just beautiful. In the summertime, there's a very nice outdoor restaurant in the palace gardens, where you can enjoy lunch or some coffee.