Stockholm Art, Entertainment, and Culture reflect the richness and buoyancy of the heritage of the Swedish capital. Stockholm, with a history of monarchy and a capital for the last eight centuries, has witnessed the growth of art represented by its Baroque architecture, picture galleries, theaters, and numerous museums. The development of pop and rock music followed by the establishment of music clubs, and night clubs testify the entertainment varieties the city offers to its visitors.
Stockholm art is displayed in its various monuments, sculptures, and art galleries. Most of the historical sculptures and monuments are located n the Old Town. Tourists to Stockholm city must never miss the following attractions:
- La Mano in Katarinavagen is a huge hand sculpted monument of pink granite
- Slottsbacken obelisk erected by Gustav III as a token of appreciation to Stockholm burghers
- St. George and Dragon in Storkyrkan put up to celebrate Swedish victory in the 1471 Battle of Brukenberg
- Bollhustappan in Gamla
- Ostermalm and Sodermalm Art Galleries
Stockholm culture is showcased through its music, traditions, festivals, and art and craft. Gustav Vasa in 1523 lay the foundation of Stockholm city as it is known now-a-days. The Royal Palace, rebuilt in 1754 under
the direction of architect Nicodemus Tessin the Younger, is a fantastic representation of Baroque architecture in Stockholm. King Adolf Fredrik with wife Lovisca Ulrika was the first king to occupy and stay in this palace. Subsequently, the Palace went over to the Gustavs. Carl Gustav XVI occupied this palace ti 1982, after which it has become a museum.
The festivals in Stockholm play an important part in determining the culture of the local people.
Tourists are amazed and enthralled by the different forms of entertainment options available in Stockholm city. Ice Bar, TGL Friday's, and Cafe Victoria are the famous bars frequented by tourists. Casino Cosmopol is an internationally acclaimed casino of this city. Hard Rock Cafe, Stampen, and Cafe Opera are the music and dance clubs for various age groups.
The Royal Opera House, Oscars Teatern, Regina Theater, and Berwald Concert Hall are renowned venues for dramas, operas, and concerts.
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