Riddarholmen,
Stockholm

Riddarholmskyrkan is the church where royal funerals and special ceremonies have been held in Sweden for more than 700 years. It was built in 1200 AD and is located on Riddarholmen Island forming part of the Old Town (Gamla Stan) in Stockholm.

There are lots of luxury hotels on this island which date back to the 17th century, as well as a statue of Birger Jarl, the founder of Stockholm.

Riddarholmskyrkan Church is one of the oldest buildings in Stockholm and when it was founded it was a monastery. The building is currently open to the public during the summer and on days when there are concerts.

Stockholm guide | Historical buildings in Stockholm