One of the oldest buildings in Stockholm, this medieval abbey serves as the final resting place for all Swedish monarchs from 1632, with only one exception.
Riddarholmen Church is one of the iconic features of the Stockholm skyline defined by its red brick bell tower and somewhat threatening cast iron black spire. As it’s not a parish church, weddings or christenings don’t take place there; its main purpose remains commemorative.
Maintained by the Royal Palaces organisation, the church is open to the public during the summer and autumn, as well as all year round at concerts, bell ringing or by special arrangement.
Given its proximity to the Old Town, Riddarholmen Church can be easily visited on foot from the Royal Palace, the Swedish Parliament or the beautiful central square, Stortorget.