Posts tagged gustav iii
what happens in the north. scandinavian constitutions #1

Autumn 2018 is an election time in Sweden. Elections are crucial part of democratic system and Scandies are doing it well. Scandinavian countries for many years get to the podium of democracy world index. I thought of taking Swedish elections as an opportunity to research Scandinavian countries and their political systems. They rise from similar historical conditions and traditions, but still have some differences.

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Top museums in Stockholm

Museums in Stockholm, like basically in any European capital, can be overwhelming. They usually cover every topic from the country’s history and development, visitors can choose those more traditional ones in form or more futuristic, those for free and those making people go bankrupt, those in the city centre or in the suburbs. How to not get lost, lose your time and not regret a visit in a museum, while you could have gone to another fika? Hopefully my ranking will help you.

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even ugly castles deserve to be loved. or...?

Here's the deal. During my city visits, even if there is no castle or church on my must-see list, when I get there, I usually check those objects out. You never know. Here, in Uppsala, the castle was one of the top three things that I had to see, although I knew that it is nothing spectacular in the architectural sense. Nevertheless, Uppsala castle was a sign of power of newly reborn Swedish kingdom in the 16th century. By the order of Gustav Vasa the castle came to life and watched his son's fall.

 

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a night with the guide in Uppsala

As I tried to prove here, Uppsala can be seen during one day and still you can leave with a feeling of doing a proper job. The goal of this text below is not to convince anyone to do the extreme opposite and stay there for a week. For me four days were enough. I left the city on the fifth day with relief and being satisfied. So whatever I describe below, treat it merely as advice. Choose from my suggestions those places which you find suitable and decide for yourself, if you want to create two days plan or a longer one.

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following the graves, part one

The Riddarholmen Church was a must-see point on my list. The oldest preserved building in Stockholm, the only monastery church that survived reformation in the city and a place of the royal burials? I’m going! The church is located on the Riddarholmen island, just outside of Gamla Stan – the Old Town, area, which is visited by probably every tourist. So you just have to walk for 10 more minutes and fulfil visiting the historical central part of Stockholm.

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