City Hall

The Stadhuset (City Hall) of Stockholm is a very striking building, designed by Ragnar Östberg and completed in 1923. Consisting of, apparently, 8 million bricks, it stands on the eastern tip of Kungsholmen island, and its high bell tower – rising to 106m (348ft) and accessible in summer – affords wonderful views across the city and its web of waterways.

Its impressive interior, which can be visited by guided tour, includes the Blue Hall (in fact red, after a change-of-mind by the architect) and the Golden Hall (decorated with 19 million pieces of gilt mosaic), which are used for the banquet and festivities at which the Nobel Prizes are awarded in December each year.

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