The Riddarholmen Church Open today 10.00-16.00

The Riddarholmen Church

The Riddarholmen Church is the final resting place of the Swedish kings, and is Stockholm's only preserved mediaeval abbey. The church is open during the summer season, with an annual programme of concerts.

With the one exception of Queen Christina, all succeeding rulers of Sweden from Gustav II Adolf (d. 1632) to Gustaf V (d. 1950) are buried in the Riddarholmen Church.

Kings from the middle ages are also buried here such as Magnus Ladulås and Karl Knutson Bonde (d. 1470).

The church is foremost a burial and memorial church, which is maintained by the Office of the Marshal of the Realm and the National Property Board (SFV).

The Riddarholmen Church is open to the public during the summer and autumn. It can also be viewed year round at concerts, Order of the Seraphim bell ringings or by special arrangement.

The Riddarholmen Church is not a parish church, so services such as christenings and weddings are not held here.

Photo: Dick Norberg/Royalpalaces.se 

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Group Visits Open today 10.00-16.00

For large groups we recommend a pre-booked guided tour. The tours can be given in Swedish or English.

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The Church Room Open today 10.00-16.00

The current church has three naves but originally had two, with the south side aisle having been added in the mid-15th century.

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The Bernadotte Chapel Open today 10.00-16.00

In 1858–60 this chapel was built for the present royal dynasty of Sweden, the Bernadotte family.

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The Royal graves Open today 10.00-16.00

With the exception of Queen Kristina, all the Swedish monarchs from King Gustav II Adolf to King Gustaf V have been laid to rest in the R...

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