This is Stockholm

Modernity meets tranquility. Trend-setting restaurants and vibrant nightclubs next to idyllic archipelago. Welcome to a city where it is easy to breathe – and to feel your pulse.

Art & architecture,Culture & history,Family friendly,Sightseeing,Parks & viewpoints

Architectural highlights

With relatively few skyscrapers and many historical buildings preserved, Stockholm has an unusually short skyline for a city of its size. That, of course, doesn’t mean that it lacks in architectural beauty.

Historically, Swedish architects have been very influenced by movements and styles from abroad. But due to its geographical location these cultural currents have arrived later and by that time evolved into something uniquely Swedish. When Art déco came to Sweden in full force it transformed into Nordic Classicism to cater to Swedish tastes, and functionalism morphed into its Swedish offshoot “funkis”.

Modern Swedish architecture, both commercial and residential, is characterized by sustainability in tune with nature. New projects are planned to work in unison with the surrounding nature and much care is put into making sure that building materials are energy efficient and eco-friendly. This has produced some truly spectacular projects, for example the New Crematorium at the Woodland Cemetery.

Here is just a sample of some architectural highlights, both new and old, that Stockholm has to offer.

Things to do in Stockholm - Top 10

10X Attractions

A drink in the sun

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Six beautiful parks

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Djurgården: District guide

12 Attractions • 2 Restaurants • 2 Cafes

Guide to the best views

7X Attractions

Guide to Hornsgatan

9 Shopping • 1 Attractions • 5 Restaurants • 3 Nightlife

5 wine bars in Stockholm

5X Nightlife

Gastronomic stars

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Mixology: Creative bars

11X Nightlife

Museums with free entry

19X Attractions

Exhibition highlights this season

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Architectural highlights

9 Attractions

2017 in concerts

23X Events

Guide to SoFo

8 Shopping • 2 Restaurants • 4 Cafes

The LGBT guide to Stockholm

So much more than just a "gayborhood"!

Best Instagram spots in Stockholm

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Explore the region

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Stockholm for kids

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On two wheels

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Enjoy Sweden's right to roam

25 Activities • 1 Attractions

Day trip tips: Ten castles

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Stockholm archipelago

A world of 30 000 islands awaits

Three world heritage sites

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To and from the airports