The Riddarholmen Church

The Royal graves

With the exception of Queen Kristina, all the Swedish monarchs from King Gustav II Adolf to King Gustaf V have been laid to rest in the Riddarholm Church. The mediaeval kings Magnus Ladulås and Karl Knutsson Bonde are also buried here.

The chancel
King Magnus Ladulås (1240-1290)
King Karl Knutsson Bonde (1408/1409-1470)

The Gustavian Chapel
King Gustav II Adolf (1594-1632)
Queen Maria Eleonora (1599-1655)
A stillborn daughter (1621)
Princess Kristina (1623-1624)
Princess Agnes of Holstein-Gottorp (1578-1627)

The Gustavian Crypt
King Adolf Fredrik (1710-1771)
Queen Lovisa Ulrika (1720-1782)
King Gustav III (1746-1792)
Queen Sofia Magdalena (1746-1813)
Prince Karl Gustav, Duke of Småland (1782-1783)
King Karl XIII (1748-1818)
Queen Hedvig Elisabet Charlotta (1759-1818)
An un-named daughter (1797)
Prince Karl Adolf, Duke of Värmland (1798)
Prince Fredrik Adolf (1750-1803)
Princess Sofia Albertina (1753-1829)
King Gustav IV Adolf (1778-1837)
Prince Gustav of Vasa (1799-1877)
Prince Karl Gustav, Grand Duke of Finland (1802-1805)
Prince Louis (1832)
Crown Prince Karl August (1768-1810)

The Caroline Chapel
King Karl XII (1682-1718)
Queen Ulrika Eleonora the Younger (1688-1741)
King Fredrik I (1676-1751)

The Caroline Crypt
King Karl X Gustav (1622-1660)
Queen Hedvig Eleonora (1636-1715)
King Karl XI (1655-1697)
Queen Ulrika Eleonora the Elder (1656-1693)
Princess Hedvig Sofia (1681-1708)
Prince Gustav (1683-1685)
Prince Ulrik (1684-1685)
Prince Fredrik (1685)
Prince Karl Gustav (1686-1687)

The Bernadotte Chapel
King Karl XIV Johan (1763-1844)
Queen Desideria (1777-1860)
King Oskar I (1799-1859)
Queen Josefina (1807-1876)
King Karl XV (1826-1872)
Queen Lovisa (1828-1871)
King Oskar II (1829-1907)
Queen Sofia (1836-1913)
King Gustaf V (1858-1950)
Queen Viktoria (1862-1930)

The Bernadotte Crypt
Prince Gustav, Duke of Uppland (1827-1852)
Princess Eugenie (1830-1889)
Prince August, Duke of Dalarna (1831-1873)
Princess Teresia, Duchess of Dalarna (1836-1914)
Prince Karl Oskar, Duke of Södermanland (1852-1854)
Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland (1889-1918)

Top image: Magnus Ladulås' tomb from 1574. Photo: Alexis Daflos/royalpalaces.se

The tombs of the mediaeval kings Karl Knutsson Bonde and Magnus Ladulås stand in the chancel. Photo: Alexis Daflos/royalpalaces.se

Queen Ulrika Eleonora the Younger, King Karl XII and King Fredrik I have their resting places in the Caroline Chapel. Photo: Alexis Daflos/royalpalaces.se

The sarcophaguses of Prince Gustav, King Karl X Gustav, Queen Hedvig Eleonora and Prince Ulrik in the Caroline Crypt. Photo: Alexis Daflos/royalpalaces.se

King Karl XI's sarcophagus in the Caroline Crypt. Photo: Alexis Daflos/royalpalaces.se

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For large groups we recommend a pre-booked guided tour. The tours can be given in Swedish or English.

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FAQ

  • Can I pre-book a ticket for the general palace tours?

    Tickets can be purchased on the same day at any of our ticket offices; no advance purchase available.

  • Are there any storage lockers at the royal palaces?

    The Royal Palace of Stockholm: There are a few storage lockers available at Tickets & Information and in the Tre Kronor Museum. However, we would recommend not bringing any large bags with you. The other royal palaces and visitor attractions: No storage lockers available.

  • Can I take my bag into the royal palaces?

    Small bags are permitted at our visitor attractions. Rucksacks should be carried in your hand or on your front. Do not leave any bags unattended. Bags and cases with wheels are not permitted.

  • Can I take a pushchair into the royal palaces?

    Pushchairs are not permitted indoors.

  • Are there any pushchair parkings at the royal palaces?

    The Royal Palace of Stockholm: At the entrance to the Reception Rooms, in the Outer Courtyard there is a limited amount of space for pushchairs. Under cover, but unmonitored and no locking facility.

    Riddarholm Church: At the entrance to Riddarholm Church. Under cover, but unmonitored and no locking facility.

    Drottningholm Palace: Outside the entrance. Under cover, but unmonitored and no locking facility.

    Other visitor attractions: No pushchair parking.

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