Helgeandsholmen is one of Stockholm’s numerous islands. It includes the Riksdag (Parliament Building), Stockholm Palace, Gamla stan and the Museum of Medieval Stockholm.
The views in and around Norrström, (the part which connects Lake Malaren with the Baltic Sea) are splendid to say the least.
What surprised me the most was the fact that there were just a handful of security guards around the Parliament building area. Until they informed me, I wasn’t even aware that I was standing next to the Parliament.
Stockholm Palace located opposite the Riksdag is the official residence of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia.
The Museum of Medieval Stockholm located to the North of the Stockholm Palace is a perfect place to get a sneak peak into the medieval history of Sweden with its vikings and more.
All in all, I must say the architecture and colours used for each of these buildings is breathtaking. They seem to have been constructed with such elegance and opulence.
Linking to Microblog Mondays
I am participating in the A To Z Challenge for the second time this year and I am penning travelogues.