Visiting Stockholm was a beautiful, unexpected surprise. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden. It encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. The cobblestone streets and ochre-colored buildings of Gamla Stan are home to the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum. There is beautiful architecture all around the city and no surprise, real estate is booming.
HOW TO GET AROUND:
The underground is the easiest way to get around town. The city is divided into three zones, and zone tickets are good for several trips within 75 to 120 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at SL Centers, underground platform barriers, newsagent kiosks, via SMS or via the SL app. It's not possible to pay cash for tickets on board buses in Stockholm. Prepaid cards are the best alternative for those making few trips. It's also possible to buy 24, 72 hour or 7-day cards, which allow free travel in all zones during the validity period. A trip on the number 69 bus or number 7 tram that go out to Djurgården is a superb way to discover Stockholm. The tram connects you with major attractions like Skansen and the Vasa Museum. The Stockholm underground is also known as the worlds longest art gallery as so many of its stations are adorned with the works of different artists.