Stockholm: Old Town, City Hall & Coronation Church Half Day Tour
- 3 Hours
- 3 Hours
- On request
Enjoy your half day tour of City Hall and Old Town. The City Hall is the best known of the city's symbols and it's the seat of Stockholm's city government. The Nobel Banquet takes place in the Blue and Golden Halls. With the special hand-cut brick facades, the imposing square tower capped by three golden crowns is an example of magnificent work by artists and craftsmen from all over Sweden. You will be guided through the huge glass-domed Blue Hall where the Nobel Prize banquets are held and the Golden Hall is covered with striking mosaics. The Old Town (Gamla Stan) is located on an island, situated as a strategic cork in a bottle between the Baltic Sea and the Lake Malaren, where the history of Stockholm started some 800 years ago. The Old Town is an area of historical heritage, with many sights and the narrow cobbled streets recall a bygone era. The Coronation Church that dates from the 13th century is the city's oldest church. The interior holds many unique artefacts. The most famous is the statue of St. George and the Dragon. A 15th century masterpiece made of wood, which symbolizes Swedens struggle to break free of Denmark, made by Bernt Notke. This late Gothic church is the site of coronations, royal weddings and christenings. After a guided tour in Old Town you will have free time for independent activities.
Duration: 3 Hours