Rosendal Palace is a royal palace located on the island of Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden. It was built in the 1820s as a summer residence for King Karl XIV Johan and his family. The palace is open to the public and offers guided tours of the elegant interiors and the beautiful gardens.
The palace is open from May to September, from Tuesday to Sunday, 11:00 to 16:30. The ticket price is 120 SEK for adults and 60 SEK for children and students. You can buy tickets online or at the entrance.
To get to Rosendal Palace, you can take the bus 67 or the tram 7 to the stop «Bellmansro». From there, it is a 10-minute walk to the palace. Alternatively, you can take a ferry from Nybroplan or Slussen to «Allmänna Gränd» and then walk for 15 minutes.
Some tips for visiting Rosendal Palace are:
- Book your tour in advance, as they tend to sell out quickly.
- Wear comfortable shoes, as you will have to walk a lot on gravel paths and stairs.
- Bring a picnic basket and enjoy the scenic views from the park or the café.
- Respect the rules and prohibitions of the palace, such as no photography, no smoking, no pets, and no touching the furniture or objects.
Some of the highlights of Rosendal Palace are:
- The Blue Salon, where King Karl XIV Johan died in 1844.
- The Red Drawing Room, where Queen Desideria received her guests and played cards.
- The King’s Bedroom, where you can see his original bed and personal belongings.
- The Library, where you can admire his collection of books and maps.
- The Porcelain Room, where you can see some of the finest examples of Swedish porcelain from the 18th and 19th centuries.
- The Greenhouse, where you can see exotic plants and flowers from around the world.