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Visiting Storkyrkan - Stockholm Cathedral?

Welcome to Storkyrkan - Stockholm Cathedral, the nave for many historical events that changed Sweden and still does. Here you find information about opening hours, our audio guide and the renovation of the Cathedral. Admission free during 2020.

You find the Cathedral in the Old Town, in between the Royal Palace and Stortorget, in the very heart of medieval Stockholm.


The building and history

Since the 1300s, Storkyrkan – Stockholm Cathedral – has been at the heart of religious and political life in Sweden. Events and personalities have left their mark, inside and out and still do in the form of royal weddings and the opening ceremony of the parliament every autumn.

The Cathedral is the home for many well-known artefacts as the wooden sculpture St George and the Dragon and the Parhelion painting, amongst a few.

The building itself has been extended several times, and features painted ceilings from the earliest construction.

Music life
The musical tradition in the Cathedral has attracted some of the finest organists and choir conductors in Sweden. Concerts are held weekly both in the Cathedral and in St Jacob's Church nearby.

Storkyrkan is the mother church of the Church of Sweden Diocese of Stockholm. Lutheran in tradition, it offers a warm welcome to people of all backgrounds and beliefs.

Welcome to discover the Cathedral, enjoy a concert, take part in service or find some peace in the midst of a busy day.

Every morning at 9 o'clock, we have a bilingual prayer at the light globe.

The Cathedral's external will be renovated 

During 2020-2022 the outside of the Cathedral will be renovated and reset to the original baroque style of the 1740s. That means that stonework will be more pronounced and lightly painted, and the church building will have a light red/yellow colour. 

The Cathedral will stay open for visitors and our regular programmes of services, music concerts and activities will continue.

The yard will be closed off, and during autumn 2020 the scaffolding is going to be raised around the building.

During 2020 there will be no entrance fee for entering the Cathedral.

Welcome to the treassures inside the Cathedral! 

Cathedral Admission 
During 2020 - free of charge

 

Audio guide adult - SEK 20 

Opening Hours
Jan-May: Daily 9-16
Jun-Sept: Daily 9-17
Oct-Dec: Daily 9-16

Photographing in our churches

Please note that you are only allowed to photograph for private use without disturbing.  If there is people in the picture you are not allowed to publish without them knowing and giving their consent.

However, if you intend to use the photographs/films professionally/or for business you need to apply for accreditation, please contact Kristina Ljunggren here.

During masses and concerts, there is a strict no photography/film prohibition.