12 PLACES YOU CAN VISIT IN SWEDEN ... !!! - THE BACKPACKING

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Friday, March 6, 2020

12 PLACES YOU CAN VISIT IN SWEDEN ... !!!




You are one of the people who love to travel to nature and who love natural places, majestic cities and an organizational system that makes the rest of the continent die of envy: this way we could define this nation. Discover what to visit in Sweden with this idea so that you can travel and know 12 interesting places in Sweden, so take note and prepare your next vacation ...

Gamla Stan, Stockholm
Stockholm's old town is one of the most beautiful prints to see in Sweden. Constituted by the island of Stadsholmen, it also extends over Riddarholmen and Helgeandsholmen, being formed by cobbled streets in medieval style. Highlights include the Plaza Mayor, the headquarters of the Swedish Academy and the old stock exchange building, in addition to the Royal Palace.

Stockholm Royal Palace

Private residence of the Swedish royal family, its 609 rooms make it one of the largest palaces to see in Sweden and the entire world. Some parts can be visited by 160 crowns: royal apartments and Treasury of the Crown, in addition to two museums, that of Antiquities and the Kronor. It sports more than 600 windows and four facades, one for each cardinal point, individually representing king, queen, royalty and nation.

 Skansen

What to do in Sweden if you travel as a family? This open-air museum and zoo, located on the island of Djurgården, shows the way of life of the country during the last centuries. Many Skansen activities are aimed at children, with recreational areas, attractions and animals. During the summer, the little ones can help with the daily tasks in the Back Mats cabin and on the Skånegården estate.

Vasa Museum, Stockholm

A galleon between four walls. Do you have trouble believing it? Well, it's one of the best things to see in Sweden. With more than 98% of its original structure, the Vasa is the only 17th century ship that has survived to this day. This treasure is one of the most visited attractions in the world. On August 10, 1628, he sailed from the port of Stockholm on his maiden voyage, sinking a few minutes later.

Liseberg, Gothenburg

Located in Gothenburg and opened in 1923, it is the largest amusement park in Scandinavia, with about three million visitors a year. Balder, hank of roller coasters, or Mechanica, 30 meters from the ground and with a 360 degree turn, are two of the most exciting activities to do in Sweden. But, if you don't feel adventurous, relax in its restaurants, shops and beautiful gardens.

 Universeum, Gothenburg

Also in Gothenburg, right in the center, the largest science center in the Nordic countries brings together nature, animals, technology and a lot of experiments that will delight the whole family. A jungle safari, a trip to space or diving into the deep sea are a reality in Universeum, one of the best places to see in Sweden if the kids sign up for the trip. It is open every day of the year.

ABBA The Museum, Stockholm

ABBA is the Swedish musical group par excellence. Formed in Stockholm in 1972, he achieved international fame after succeeding in Eurovision two years later. Its museum is one of the essential ones to visit in Sweden if you cannot leave your feet still when songs like ‘Waterloo’, ‘Dancing Queen’ or ‘Voulez-Vous’ sound. A place where ‘feel like the fifth member of the band’. Mamma mine!

 Nobel Museum

Inaugurated in 2001 to commemorate the first centenary of the awards of the same denomination, it tells the story of Alfred Nobel, a philanthropist who donated his wealth to create these awards. In addition to temporary exhibitions, it is possible to contemplate portraits of the more than 800 winners, chairs signed by them or savor the 'Nobel Ice Cream', prepared exclusively, and served at the gala dinner between 1976 and 1998. A must to visit in Sweden.

 St. Nicholas Cathedral, Stockholm

Known as Storkyrkan (Great Church), it is the oldest temple in Stockholm and seat of its diocese. Built in brick, its original style corresponds to the Gothic, although after being remodeled it acquired Baroque style. In it you can admire one of the oldest paintings to see in Sweden, from 1520, as well as a wooden image of St. George and the dragon, from the 15th century.

Malmö Castle

Located in Malmö, one of the most important places to visit in Sweden, in the south of the country, it was built in 1434 by King Erico of Pomerania. It is one of the most important strengths of the nation and for five years was the prison of James Hepburn, third husband of Mary I of Scotland, accused when he had already become his lover of the murder of his wife's second husband, Lord Darnley.

Astrid Lindgren’s World

Are you a fan of Pippi Longstocking and looking for what to visit in Sweden? ‘The World of Astrid Lindgren’ is a theme park located in Vimmerby, hometown of one of the nation’s most respected literary authors. With 13 hectares and almost 40 years behind them, visitors will encounter some of the most beloved characters in Lindgren's books. Open from May to August.

Gotä Canal

Built in the nineteenth century in southern lands, it begins its journey in the Baltic Sea, 140 kilometers from the capital, to continue through the provinces of Ostrogotia and Western Gotia. Thanks to a combination with the Trollhätte Canal, it unites the two largest cities to see in Sweden, Stockholm and Gothenburg, reducing the sea route from 900 km to 590.

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