Year of 2017

Gustav III´s Museum of Antiquities in Stockholm Palace, Sweden

King Gustav III of Sweden had a reputation for spending money, and clearly he had an eye for marble sculptures from Italy. Gustav amassed such a large collection of fine art that in 1794, two years after his death, the royal family opened this display in the Stockholm Palace to the public, establishing one of Europe’s oldest museums.

Stockholm Palace or The Royal Palace is the official residence and major royal palace of the Swedish monarch. Stockholm Palace is located on Stadsholmen, in Gamla stan in the capital, Stockholm. It neighbours the Riksdag building.
Opened: 1760
Floors: 3
Architects: Nicodemus Tessin the Younger · Carl Hårleman
Architectural style: Baroque architecture
Stockholms slott och Riksdagshuset 2012
The Stockholm Palace (to the right) and the Parliament House (to the left). In the background the sunlit facade of the Nationalmuseum and the dome of the Skeppsholmen Church.