Riddarholmen Church is said to be the oldest preserved building in Stockholm as well as the city’s only surviving Medieval monastery church.
The church was originally built by the Franciscans around the time of King Magnus Ladulås’ death in 1290. The Franciscan friars were expelled in 1527 because of the Protestant Reformation.
With the death of Gustav II Adolf in 1634, the church became a royal burial church, where Swedish monarchs were interred. Since then, all monarchs until Gustav V were buried here, except for Queen Kristina, who is buried in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
For more information about Riddarholmen Church, see the Swedish Royal Court’s official website.