Tourist Attraction in Stockholm: Riddarholmskyrkan
The Riddarholmen Church, Riddarholmskyrkan is an old abbey in the city of Stockholm. Located on the island of Riddarholmen, it is the pantheon of the Sovereigns of Sweden. The abbey was erected since 1270 by Magnus Ladulås for the Franciscans. In about fifteen years the complex was erected, with the church having two aisles without a tower. At the beginning of the 15th century the chapels of the transept were added to those of the right side. In 1527, with the arrival of Benedictines, the monks were forced to leave the monastery, which passed directly to the Crown. Between 1569 and 1590 the tower was erected, completed by a spire by the Flemish architect Willelm Boyen. On July 28, 1835, a lightning strike destroys it, and will be replaced in 1846 by the current iron spire of 90 meters high. The interior, divided into three aisles, appears in the typical Baltic Gothic architecture, made of bricks. Many walls of the Order of the Seraphim are hanging on the walls. Noteworthy is the presence of the Carolino Mausoleum, the opera of Nicodemus Tessin the Elder, where baroque convex angles exist.