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Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites




Nationalmuseum or the National Museum of Fine Arts is the national gallery of Sweden, located in central Stockholm. The museum was founded in 1792 as the “Royal Museum”. The present building was opened in 1866 when it was renamed the Nationalmuseum.

The museum collection consists of about half a million drawings from the Middle Ages to 1900, a 17th-century collection of Rembrandt and other Dutch painters, and a collection of porcelain items, paintings, sculptures, and modern art as well. The museum also has an art library, open to the public and academics.

Highlights of the National Museum of Fine Arts, Stockholm

National Museum of Fine Arts, Stockholm

  • Museum:             Nationalmuseum
  • City:                    Stockholm
  • Established:        1792
  • Type:                  National Gallery
  • Address:            Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2, Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish Proverbs and Quotes

  • Swedish Proverbs and Quotes

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“Those who wish to sing always find a song.”
– Swedish Proverb


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