Once the site of the royal kitchen garden, this public square in Lower Norrmalm, just to the north of Gamla Stan, is considered by many to be the spiritual heart of Stockholm. It's a multi-purpose space: a public park with ponds, fountains and gardens, as well as an events and sports venue and general meeting point.

The Kungsträdgården is a good place to get a feel for life in Stockholm, and perhaps to enjoy one of the many outdoor concerts that take place here throughout the year. In winter it provides the setting for a popular, artificially frozen skating rink.

The distinguished Wetterling modern art gallery is in the square, and close by there are restaurants and cafés, shops and department stores, and the Royal Opera House. The National Museum is a couple of blocks away to the east.

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Peter appledor 3 July, 2009

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