Gustav II Adolfs Statue
Gustav II Adolfs Statue
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The area
Neighbourhood: Norrmalm
Norrmalm is Stockholm’s most central and busiest neighborhood. It’s home to the main shopping street, Drottninggatan, and to Stockholm icons like the Sergels Torg glass obelisk, the famous Hay Market with its Carl Milles sculptures, and the Hötorget Skyscrapers, a sight on every other Stockholm postcard. Norrmalm is also home to Sweden’s most traditional department stores Nordiska Kompaniet and Åhléns City juxtaposed with Stockholm’s most modern shopping mall, Mood Stockholm. Visitors to this area get to experience the unique Swedish philosophy of protecting cultural heritage while also staying on top of fashion innovation and modern architecture.
How to get there
  • Kungsträdgården • 4 min walk
  • T-Centralen • 7 min walk

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on_the_go_98765
Tucson20,597 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
This 1600's king of Sweden eventually assumed the mantle of leadership at the age of 16 upon the death of his father. He ultimately died in battle, a consummate soldier and leader to the end.

In the interim, he had 2 wives and was Christina's father. For anyone who has been to Stockholm's City Hall and toured the "Gold Room," the mosaic scene of a young Christina giving up the crown so she could embrace Roman Catholicism is memorable. She would have been ruler but for her beliefs. Protestantism, being what it was, was a protest against that in which she believed.

As for the great man himself, he is considered to be the father of modern warfare; having introduced concepts he employed in Germany. At home, he pioneered reforms inculding the establishment of a Supreme Court, and educational changes. Had he lived longer, who is to say what he could have achieved.

The equestrian statue stands in the "torg" (square) very close by to the Royal Opera House and isn't too far from the Parliament Building.
Written 16 October 2017
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Martz4040
Letchworth Garden City, UK677 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
We learned more about this man while on a tour with Free Tour Stockholm and it's true that if you type Stockholm into google maps, you get this statue. Apparently he's one of the greatest military commanders of all time and the founder of Sweden as a great power, so I can see why the swedes love him. Well that's the man, who has a statue in a prime position, the statue however isn't spectacular.
Written 19 June 2016
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CptVonTripp
London, UK295 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018
An imposing equestrian statue, on a traffic island, close to the opera house and facing the palace. It may well be on your approach to Gamla Stan anyway, but if you’re coming via a different route it’s worth a short diversion.
Written 13 February 2018
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okashashank
Solapur, India261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
This bronze statue appearing in aquamarine and green hues is well mainained. Its height is comfortable for viewing and taking pictures . The area seems crowded with many sightseeing tours starting from here. Its footsteps are well cobbled and comfortable for standing and walking. Information regarding the statue is available.
Written 27 July 2018
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
The statue is situated in the middle of the Gustav Adolf's Square next to the Royal Opera House. The statue is from 1796 and made by the French sculptor Pierre l'Archeveque.

Gustav II Adolf was the King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632 and is credited as the founder of Sweden as a Great Power.
Written 6 February 2018
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,363 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Solo
This statue seemed to be undergoing some kind of renovation work when I visited in late Jan and so I didn't bother taking any pics (in any event it was dark when I visited so they probably wouldn't have turned out so well). Imposing statue of the Swedish king. Worth a quick stop as you explore the old town.
Written 5 March 2017
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FormerCaliBoy
Zurich, Switzerland19,119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
The statue of the powerful King Gustav II is immortalized in this bronze statue in the square opposite of the entrance to the Opera building. This was Sweden’s’ first bronze statue that included a horse. The King presides and is over-looking the canal, Old Town and the Royal Palace. There are a couple of benches near the statue if you need a break or need a moment to plan out your touring options.
Written 23 August 2016
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drjsaleh
Manama, Bahrain3,621 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
The statue of king Gustav is facing the Royal palace but only across the water from it.
The king is highly regarded in Swedish history of Monarchy.
The statue itself is a grand one showing hin riding a horse.
Written 24 July 2016
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Ozlem S
Istanbul, Türkiye1,298 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
I was walking by when I noticed the statue and googled for information. He was the King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632 and is credited as the founder of Sweden as a Great Power. He led Sweden to military supremacy during the Thirty Years War, helping to determine the political as well as the religious balance of power in Europe.
Written 3 July 2016
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Corgipipin
London, UK34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Family
It is only a statue. The surrounding houses that old and traditional making it very pleasant to look at. The statue is old and original blending in nicely.
Written 2 May 2016
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