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23 February, 2019

Weekend in Stockholm

There is always something to do in Stockholm. This beautiful city has everything to offer but if your time in the city is short or you’re not sure what can you do during a weekend in the city, I have selected a few of my favourite places to spend quality time.

The Sweden House

The Sweden House (Sverigehuset) is located at Hamngatan. The Sweden House is a home for the Swedish Institute which, for instance, promotes cultural exchange with other European countries. The Sweden House is also a place where tourists can receive information about Stockholm and Sweden in general. It is also a place where you can buy tickets for trips or high-quality souvenirs.

The Royal Library

In this special place, you may find more than 18 million items like newspapers, books, paintings and manuscripts. There is also a huge collection of audio-visual material. It is an absolutely special experience to be there.

The Royal Swedish Opera

The Royal Opera House at Gustav Adolfs Torg is a place you should visit if you love classical music performed by excellent artists. At the Royal Swedish Opera, you can see the following performances: ballet, concerts, opera and operetta. Its formed by the Royal Swedish Opera, the Royal Swedish Ballet, the Young at the Opera, the Royal Swedish Orchestra and the Royal Swedish Opera Choir.

Centralbadet

Located at Drottninggatan 88, in the middle of the city, Centralbadet is a SPA and health resort. The architect Wilhelm Klemming designed Centralbadet in Jugendstil and nowadays it is considered a cultural heritage place. Centralbader is one of the most commonly visited places in Stockholm by those who want to take a rest and relax. It offers a variety of attractions: a yoga studio, a swimming pool, a classic gym, a sunroof terrace,  skincare treatments and massages, medical yoga massage, sports massage, TCM, a Roman bath, a thermal bath, a hydrotherapy bath, a Kneipp bath, a steam room and different types of saunas. There is also a restaurant that serves organic food and drinks.

What are your favourite places to spend time in Stockholm? Share them with us in the comments!

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Laura
I was born in Berne, where I grew up. My parents were migrants from Italy. I spoke Italian at home and Swiss German at school. As Psychologist and Psychotherapist I have worked in many Centers for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in Switzerland. On August first, 2018 I moved from Switzerland to Sweden because my partner has got an employment for 12 months at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. As I do not have an employment here, I decided to become a volunteer with the precise aim to be useful for the community on the basis of my professional background.
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