Axel Oxenstierna Palace

Stockholm, Sweden

Axel Oxenstierna palace in the Old Town of Stockholm was designed by architect Jean de la Vallée to Chancellor Axel Oxenstierna and the construction started in 1653. The palace became the headquarters for the 1668-1680 Swedish Central Bank and after a series of state institutional policy.

The palace is uniquely conserved in particular to the exterior. There are state historic building since 1935 and is one of the Swedish architectural art's most significant and well-preserved works.

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Founded: 1653
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)

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matt jackson (2 years ago)
Great place to visit, be sure to head to the underground museum and see the history behind the palace. Very cool. Also, you may be lucky and catch the King and Queen.
Toan Vo (2 years ago)
Great and beautiful landmark in the nice location of the city!
Mia McCurdy (2 years ago)
Easily added to a walking tour of Gamla Stan. Pretty area and building.
Алексей Петухов (2 years ago)
Главное, что тут есть бесплатный туалет. Он общий, мужско-женский, поэтому тут очередь. Но кабинок много, всё относительно чисто, есть и мыло и сушилка для рук.
stephen fell (2 years ago)
Not a great deal to see but worth a walk around if your in the area :)
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