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Stockholms Stadsbibliotek

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an architectonic masterpiece of 'Swedish grace'

Below the observatory hill in northern Stockholm stands an architectonic masterpiece, a sienna... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
saronic
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Zurich, Switzerland
360 Library! A must see... if that's your thing.

If architecture is your thing, this library is a must see. 360 degrees, housing books of multiple... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MegMidgy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Below the observatory hill in northern Stockholm stands an architectonic masterpiece, a sienna coloured brick building of a cylinder within a cube: the city's public library. It is a work by Gunnar Asplund, who's other famous work is the cemetery Skogskyrkogarden, which I went to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If architecture is your thing, this library is a must see. 360 degrees, housing books of multiple languages. A real spectacle.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MegMidgy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This masterpiece by architect Gunnar Asplund - commonly called "The Hat-box" - is well worth a visit when you explore Stockholm's city. The rotunda and staircase are magnificent with lots of space and an impressive view of (some of) the books. It is surrounded by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Arn E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit if you enjoy good architecture and history. Well preserved library with good atmosphere.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Magnar J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a full day to kill time on Stockholm while waiting for bureaucratic things to be sorted, and because I’ve arrived very early in the morning and left very late in the evening, it’s one of those days where I wasn’t interested in sightseeing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CathyT87
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's wonderful to just look in because this library is always abuzz with activity, but at the same time, people respect silence and go around accordingly without disturbing folks who are actually sitting down to read. It's spacious enough and the furniture is adequate.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LindaCadorniga
Reviewed 11 October 2018

If you like reading, I think you will find love this round architecture with wooden bookshelves all around.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aurore_les
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

If you are in the area this is a must-see simply because of its classic architecture. We enjoyed wandering around admiring the building that is both attractive and functional. The real thing surpasses the photos in guide books.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bartonbears
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

I love books and this library would be my dream place to roam around for weeks. It’s amazing to see from the outside how the inside is shaped afterwards. The dome with the 3 levels of books is something I never saw before and enjoyed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dalidude
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place which is available for everybody. Once you are there ypu feel this amazing atmosphere. You want to read a book being there, almost automatically you try to find something interesting. I recomend to see it its really worth it !

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ann G
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Sarahgma M
4 August 2018|
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Not in Stockholm Stadsbibliotek. You have to go to KUNGLIGA BIBLIOTEKET or National Library of Sweden
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