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Riddarholmen

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Riddarholmen ("The Knights' Islet") is a small islet, part of Gamla Stan, the old town.

Its main landmark is the church Riddarholmskyrkan, the burial church of the Swedish monarchs. It is one of the oldest buildings in Stockholm, some parts of it date to the late 13th century, when it was built as a greyfriars monastery.
After the Protestant Reformation, the monastery was closed and the building transformed into a Protestant church. A spire designed by Willem Boy was added during the reign of John II, but it was destroyed by a stroke of lightning on July 28, 1835 after which it was replaced with the present cast iron spire.

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A: Birger Jarl's Torg with The Riddarholmen Church

Фотограф: Lennart Mollerstrom, На расстоянии менее чем 10 метров отсюда

The Riddarholmen Church The Riddarholmen Church is the burial place for the Swedish kings. Kings from...

Birger Jarl's Torg with The Riddarholmen Church

B: Riddarholmen Church, Stockholm, Sweden

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The Riddarholmen Church is the burial church of the Swedish monarchs. It is located on the island of ...

Riddarholmen Church, Stockholm, Sweden

C: Riddarholmen

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Riddarholmen - The Knights' Islet - is a small island in the historic old town of Stockholm: Gamla St...

Riddarholmen

D: Riddarholmskyrkan

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Riddarholmen - The Knights' Islet - is a small island in the historic old town of Stockholm: Gamla St...

Riddarholmskyrkan

E: Riddarholm Church

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Riddarholm Church

F: Riddarholmsbron

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Riddarholmen - The Knights' Islet - is a small island in the historic old town of Stockholm: Gamla St...

Riddarholmsbron

G: Sunset at Riddarholmen

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Picturesque sunset on the quay of Riddarholmen. Ridarholmen is sweedish for "The Knights' Islet". It ...

Sunset at Riddarholmen

H: Evert Taubes Terrass

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One of Sweden's most beloved poets have given the name to this place. Evert Taube's statue can be see...

Evert Taubes Terrass

I: Riddarhuset, May 1, 2009: Jenny and Maximilian get married

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Jenny and Maximilian got married in the great hall of Riddarhuset, the House of Nobility, in Stockhol...

Riddarhuset, May 1, 2009: Jenny and Maximilian get married

J: Quay of the Riddarholmen

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The western end of the Riddarholmen island gives a magnificent panoramic view of the bay Riddarfjärde...

Quay of the Riddarholmen

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