Located just a short 30-minute walk from Stockholm’s city center, on the island of Djurgården, Skansen open air museum is one of Stockholm’s biggest attractions. It is also one of the oldest of its kind in the world. Skansen was Arthur Hazelius’s dream to show the way of life in Sweden before the industrial era. Between 1833 and 1901 he purchased 150 historical Swedish buildings and relocated them to Stockholm’s Djurgården Island. Continue Reading
Gamla Stan, the historic Old Town of Stockholm is not short of fancy restaurants to match its picturesque streets. Pop into any of them and you’ll have a great gastronomical experience. But if you are looking for something out of the ordinary, something totally unique, you should go the the quirky Pharmarium.
The bar/restaurant is located right in Stortorget, the main square of Gamla Stan, on the site of Stockholm’s first pharmacy that opened in 1575. The place is relatively small, but with a lively atmosphere and plenty of cozy seating for sharing a great cocktail. The interior is decorated to the theme of an 18th century apothecary. There is even a scent of herbs and spices in the air. The restaurant also features a small but beautiful terrace overlooking the square and its bright red and yellow painted town houses. Since opening in 2013, Pharmarium has become one of the favorite drinking Continue Reading