Ulriksdal PalaceUlriksdal Palace
, also known as Ulriksdal Castle, proudly sits on the banks of Edviken in the National City Park in the Solna district of Stockholm. The palace was built in the 1600s and was originally called Jakobsdal after its first owner. The building has served many over the years and has been adapted and altered to suit each taste. When you head inside for a visit, you are sure to see the different interior decorations which span from the 1600s to the 1900s. Although the present appearance of the palace is in line with design from the first half of the 18th century, the original palace was built in Renaissance style. No matter what kind of architecture and design interests you, you are sure to love the uniqueness of this attraction.
See the famous Coronation Coach
Queen Kristina’s love for Ulriksdal Palace was underlined by her request that the Coronation Coach should begin its journey here. The reconstruction of the Coronation Coach with the six white horses is available for viewing at Museum of Queen Kristina’s Coronation Coach
, which can be found on the palace grounds. Come and see this famous coach in all its lavish glory. It was built in 1650 and led to her coronation being the most attention drawing in Swedish history.
The Orangery Museum
Queen Dowager Hedvig Elenora commissioned an Orangery to be built at the palace during a time where citrus fruit was expensive in Sweden. Today, the greenhouse is the Orangery Museum which you should check out when visiting. Along with historic shrubs and trees, the orangery houses the Swedish sculpture collection from the Swedish National Museum. These sculptures include work from Johan T. Sergel and Carl Milles, and originate from the 1700s to the 1900s. The palace, Orangery and the Coronation Coach as well as the surrounding park are open to the public during the summer months when guided tours are also available.
If you are coming to Stockholm and want to see exciting attractions like Ulriksdal Palace, then the Park Inn by Radisson in Solna is an excellent choice. Located just 10 minutes from central Stockholm, the hotel is nearby the palace and the beautiful surrounding gardens.