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Posted on 12 March 2012

Riddarholmen

Riddarholmen Island - the heart of the Swedish capital.

The island is 300 meters long and 200 meters wide.

Located east of Stockholm.

The name of the island translates from Swedish as "Knight's Island."

Before the Reformation the island belonged to the convent of the Franciscan Order. Once selected the King of possession of the holy fathers, he divided the land between the representatives of the nobility, and they built a beautiful palace here.

In the central square, Birger Yarls Torg, is a statue of the founder of the city - the Duke of Birger.

West of the monument is located Birger Yarlu magnificent palace Wrangel, which from 1697 to 1754 the royal family lived.

Nearby is the Old High School, built on a foundation that has remained from the Franciscan monastery.
It was the first city of the palace, and from 1841 became a school.

The island has several impressive buildings: the church Riddarskholmchurkan, built in 1280, the White Palace of the 17th century, it was once a monastery, and now the residence of the Court of Appeal in Sweden.

On the waterfront Riddarferden Bay, the eastern end of Lake Mälaren, a magnificent view of Södermalm and the Old Brewery. On the right is seen a symbol of Kungsholmen in Stockholm - City Hall.



   


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