Stockholm, Venice of the North

Published Date Author: , November 21st, 2011

Beauty has been, for years, synonymous with Sweden. After all, this is the country that conquered the world with their Nordic models, clothed the globe in H&M fashions, furnished our homes in Ikea – and drowned the world in Absolut. In other words, Swedish beauty conquers all.

Stockholm, one of the world’s most beautiful capitals, is often considered the “Venice of the North” – and to find yourself in the Swedish capital in the midst of Stockholm Pride, the largest LGBT Pride festival in Scandinavia, is to be nearly dumbfounded by the simultaneous visual beauty of both citizenry and city.

Situated on fourteen islands connected by 57 bridges, Stockholm is a feast of stunning waterfront vistas: Lake Malaren to the west – and, to the east, the Baltic Sea, along with more than 30,000 islands, islets, and skerries of the Swedish archipelago. Dating from 1252, the city is more than 750 years old, with Stockholm’s Old Town (Gamla Stan) celebrated as one of Europe’s most beautifully preserved medieval town centers. The largest city in Sweden, Stockholm contains more than 20% of the nation’s nine million citizens – which is perhaps attributable to the city’s more than one hundred museums and over a thousand restaurants.

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