The 8 Hottest Hotspots In Stockholm
Out of the nine countries I visited while studying abroad, Sweden was hands down one of my top favorites! I can’t wait to go back and explore more of this country. Here are some places you must see if you visit the beautiful capital, Stockholm.
Located in the Liljeholmen district in Söderort, this concert and club venue is nestled in at the Hornstulls Strand waterfront. Sandwiched between Calexico’s and Bar Brooklyn, this venue is a great spot to see a show or dance the night away!
Espana AQUI Tapas Bar.
Please do yourself a favor and have dinner at Espana AQUI. I was introduced to tapas while traveling around Spain, and I was convinced I wouldn’t find tapas that could compare. I was wrong. Espana AQUI had such good food, good atmosphere, awesome wine selection and amazing service! After we left all I wanted to do was go back!
This is one of my favorite spots in sweden to explore. If you like thrift stores, cafés, and antiques then you will absolutely love Gamla Stan!
This little island is packed with so many fun things to see. From the Royal Palace and the Royal Armory, to the Stortorget historic square that converts into a market during winter. As well as the Nobel Museum for Nobel prize and prizewinners’. It even has the Storkyarkan, which is basically an awesome church with a dragon statue! This island has it all!
Not only is Gamla Stan awesome for site seeing, it is also home to a collection of great cafés. My favorite being Café Schweizer. Whether you are stopping in for afternoon Fika (coffee and desert) or lunch time this little cafe has everything and the staff is soooo incredibly welcoming. I recommend the Gulag soup, it is perfect on a snowy day.
Stockholm is jam packed with museums of every kind, so it makes it hard to choose. You can’t go wrong with the Moderna Museet (Museum of Modern Art). They have something new each season with limited time exhibitions, such as Marina Abramovic. As well as permanent pieces by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. If you want to feel inspired, spend an afternoon at the Mod Museet.
P.S. Their bookstore is absolutely amazing. I wanted to buy everything!
Do yourself a favor and get some hot coffee and a cardamom roll at Kafé Esaias. You will love your life. I still dream about this This little coffee shop was everything I want to experience every single morning. It was a great place to start my day before trotting around the city in the snow.
As a wannabe photographer, visiting the The Swedish Museum of Photography was arguably the most inspiring experience I’ve ever had. Not only is the location to die for, a former customs house built in 1906, but the ever changing collection of photographers exhibited will blow you away. World famous fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier Lumière, Ren Hang, and the breath taking work of Lennart Nilsson to name just a few. With it’s bistro, café, and bar overlooking the water it isn’t hard to spend your whole day at the Fotografiska.
If you are looking for a speciality coffee spot after you have been to the Fotografiska, then you need to hit up Drop Coffee over in Södermalm. This trendy, hipster part of town is home to great views, drinks and shopping all overlooking Gamla Stan. For those of you who love coffee and need to take breaks from the snow, Drop Coffee is a great place to relax and have a bite to eat any time of the day.
The greatest cities are the dense ones. The ones that have more to offer the deeper you dig. Stockholm is one of those cities. Filled with more history than most, divided into the most unique sections, along with a great nightlife, it is impossible to get bored in this city. It quite literally has something for everyone, and I can’t wait to go back!