Storkyrkan, or St. Nicolaus Church, can trace its history back to the 1200s and is the oldest Parish Church in Stockholm. Situated in Gamla Stan, Stockholmâ€™s Old Town, the church is right next to the Royal Castle. The past 800 years have seen several additions and renovations, and today Storkyrkan boasts a Baroque exterior and a Gothic interior.
And it is that Gothic interior that impresses with its red brick and vaulted ceilings. The artwork on the walls depicts not just the standard religious themes, but also historical scenes of Stockholm. Just to the left of the altar is an incredible wooden statue of St. George slaying the dragon, an impressive work of art from the 1400s that doubles as a reliquary.
Storkyrkan was the site of the last royal wedding in Sweden between the current King and Queen and is scheduled to host the next royal wedding in Sweden. The marriage between Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling is planned to take place here on the 19th of June, 2010.
It might be hard to get into the church for the wedding, but the rest of the year, Storkyrkan is quite accessible. Entrance is free most of the year except for those summer touristy months between May and September. Even then it is only 30 SEK to get it.
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