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"Now it's time to paint the old man!" This is how the artist Anders Zorn was greeted by King Oskar II when he arrived at the Royal Palace...

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An audio guide, available via your smartphióne, has been created for the Bernadotte Apartments – the rooms at the Royal Palace named afte...

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Queen Victoria (1862–1930) enjoyed baking. Her own cookbooks, which are preserved in the Bernadotte Library, include recipes that the que...

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Revival styles, historicism and eclecticism. The 19th century was a time of many stylistic shifts. From Empire, via Revival styles and Na...

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The Italian Renaissance and its Northern European counterpart differ in terms of their expressions. In many respects, the Renaissance in ...

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The strong contrasts and colour palette of the Empire style, its military symbolism and its expensive materials reflect European tastes d...

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In Sweden, the transition from Rococo to Gustavian style was a gradual development which, at the end of the century, culminated in Neocla...

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In Sweden, we divide the Baroque into two periods: the Caroline Baroque, with its Northern European influences, and the later Tessin Gold...

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A new era – the Age of Liberty, the time of the playful Rococo – dawned in Sweden in the mid-18th century. The Caroleans had been replace...

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The Royal Collections have grown over a period of more than 400 years, from the time of King Gustav Vasa to the present day. They include...

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Wild animals are hiding in the large rooms of the palace. On the walls, on the ceilings, on objects and on furniture. Some are large, and...

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Get more out of your visit to the Chinese Pavilion with our audioguide. With it, you can listen to or read about the history of this exot...

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One of the priceless artefacts on display in the Treasury at the Royal Palace of Stockholm is Sweden's Queen's Crown. This differs from t...

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King Gustav III's collection of ancient sculptures has an eventful history, including a volcanic eruption, degenerating excavations, inco...

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Experience the Museum of Antiquities in 360°. The Royal Palace's stone galleries is housing Gustav III's collection of sculptures. Click ...

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At a young age, Karl XI received around twenty horses as a gift from the royal families in Spain and France. He then commissioned portrai...

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Queen Kristina's coronation in 1650 was one of the most lavish and most attention drawing coronations in Swedish history. Enormous orders...

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The Hall of State at the Royal Palace of Stockholm is home to one of the most poignant objects in Swedish history: Queen Kristina's silve...

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