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 summermonths. 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