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Vasabron or the Vasa bridge is a cast iron bridge connecting the north side with the Old Town. From here you can see many of Stockholm's most well known landmarks such as Stadshuset (City Hall), Riksdagshuset (the parliament building), Riddarhuset (Hall of Knights), Rosenbad (Cabinet offices), the towers of Riddarholmskyrkan and Storkyrkan. The closest building is called Strömsborg and is located on a small island barely larger than the building.

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