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15th of December 2017

Architecture in Stockholm has a history that dates back to the 13th century and maybe even longer. The buildings in Stockholm are characterized by its unique location between Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea. Most major buildings in Stockholm are mainly designed by influences from abroad. When foreign architects were recruited to build the city during 1600 and 1700 and in recent period’s Swedish architects often drew on their inspiration from their study tours to Europe, in the 20th century, particularly in the USA.

Many of the buildings in Stockholm are treasures of ancient history which simply cannot be experienced in any other part of the world.  There are also churches in Stockholm dating back to the thirteenth century which many tourists enjoy not only for the sense of history they show but also the awe that they inspire as visitors gaze up at them and wonder how such magnificent buildings were created without the advantages of today’s modern technology.

There are also museums that exhibit the art of building, as well as the planning of building which is located on Skeppsholmen.

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Architectural Museum (Artitekuturmuseet)

The Architectural Museum was opened in combining a modern museum and a photography museum. It displays documents and publications related to architecture in general, as well as documents related to the architecture and city planning of Sweden after the 19th century.

There is free admission for those under the age of 19. You’ll find a restaurant, a café and an espressobar in The Swedish Museum of Architecture with the same opening hours as the museums.

Address: Skeppsholmen

Tel: +46 8-587 27 000

Fax: +46 8-587 270 70

Email: info@arkitekturmuseet.se

Website:www.arkitekturmuseet.se

Still, the best way for visitors to experience the architecture of Stockholm is to get out on foot, walk around and look up at the skyline. The best of which are found in Gamla Stan neighborhood and has the greatest number of historic buildings in one place.