One of my biggest dreams is to travel to a place where I have to make my dream vacation. I believe that Stockholm is Sweden's largest and capital city. To make my Stockholm vacation worthwhile, I've included in my "to do" list the best attractions Stockholm has to offer.
Stockholm is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Its geographical location has contributed a lot to making Stockholm truly an attraction. It was built on 14 islands that are connected by 57 bridges. I cannot imagine witnessing this exceptional world-class architecture and museum. Aside from the fresh air and clean water that surrounds the big city of Stockholm, the green scenery that makes up most of its area has made Stockholm the first European green capital of 2010. In addition, there are other surprises that this dream vacation in Stockholm has prepared for me.
One of the attractions that I should not miss when I get there is Gamla Stan, also known as the Old Town, which is not only the largest but also the oldest city and the best preserved part of Stockholm. It is located in Stadsholmen where Stockholm was originally founded because it was built as a defense structure in the 12th century. The narrow winding streets made of cobblestone created the distinctive character of the Old Town. Bars, restaurants and malls abound. The windows showcase creatively crafted Swedish handicrafts, antiques and souvenirs.
In addition, the blessing at Storkyrkan, Stockholm National Cathedral is one of my plans for this holiday. One that certainly catches the attention of those who visit the Old Town is the Royal Palace, one of the largest palaces in the world, consisting of more than 600 rooms. Apart from its size, what makes it even more interesting is the Royal Armory, where you can see an exhibition of royal suits and clothing worn by kings and queens in ancient times.
How I would love to experience sightseeing by boat! Cruises are available for those who want to travel around the Stockholm Archipelago. It crosses the water and stops at every major attraction. Isn't it amazing to have a total view of the 14 islands of Stockholm while on a cruise? The ship's main destinations are mostly world-class museums built around the cities of Stockholm.
One museum that is included in my to-do list is a visit to the Vasa Museum in Djurgarden. It proudly houses a 230-foot warship that sank during its maiden voyage in 1628, but was detailed back to its original form later in 1961.
I'm a big fan of famous international artists like Dali, Picasso, Derkert and Matiss. I will enjoy the Modern Museum, an art gallery featuring a collection of the finest masterpieces by international and Swedish artists.
I would also love to visit Skansen. This open-air museum contains a miniature view of 14 Stockholm Islands and its strategic location. And with all that said, I'm always full and ready to go again and excited to make my dream come true!