How cultural is Stockholm?

Hey peeps, some of my friends have asked me why I decided to move to Stockholm when this city has 5 % (literally) of the population that Mexico City has, and for them, this could mean that less things are taking place during my days. Well, that’s wrong! Stockholm is such a cultural city full of museum, concerts, art galleries, and so many other events. If you are still undecided if Stockholm is or not for you, let me tell you something, you have something different to do every single week. Whether it is going to Archipelago, enjoying a glass of wine at Fotografiska museet, or walking around Djurgården, Stockholm will always have something to offer (no matter the weather hah). For example, have you ever heard about Carly Rae Jepsen, Veronica Maggio, J Balvin, Wiz Khalifa, or Bastille? Well, all of these singers will be part of the famous Gröna Lund Concert Season repertory starting this weekend through all summer. The best part? For only 290 SEK (27 EUR approx.) you have access to all of these concerts!

Ok ok, you don’t like loud concerts and teenagers screaming around you? Then enjoy one of the many and diverse museums Stockholm has to offer! Want to have some vodka shots? Go to Spirit Museum and learn about Sweden’s long history of spirits’ production (you have heard about Absolut Vodka, right?). Want to sing along good old Swedish music hits? Go to ABBA museum and enjoy the interactive exhibition of this incredible pop band. Vikings! Of course you can learn about that in the Vasa museum while being amazed by the (huge) Swedish viking warship displayed inside.

Some family and me at the Spirit Museum

What about things for free? Djurgården not only is an island hosting all the places mentioned above, but is a place full of nature to get lost in. Katarinahissen, located in Slussen will offer you a pretty nice view of Stockholm’s old town! Långholmen beach (in summer) is a super nice place to bring some snacks, a towel, and enjoy the Sun and water. Finally but not the last one in a long list of free activities, Kulturnatt! This is not an actual place, but a specific day in the year where you’ll be able to attend most art galleries (public or private), museums, concerts, performances in the Opera House, and many more for free! This day just passed this week and I had the chance to attend it with a couple of friends by just walking by in the old town and Södermalm and by entering all these nice free and diverse exhibitions.

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Do you still think Stockholm might be too small and quiet? For my friends, think twice! Hehe. Looking forward to hear about your doubts or suggestions in more activities you could be interested in!

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What’s warm as the Sun and spicy as a jalapeño? My home country México. My name is Fernando and I came to Sweden to study the master’s programme in Sustainable Technology at KTH. Come, join me to learn and understand the importance of having a sustainable lifestyle, and where else to do this than in Sweden?