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The City Hall is probably Stockholm’s most photographed building. The building is especially photogenic during sunset when the silhouette stands out against the pink sky. The City Hall is filled with precious tapestries, paintings, gold-plated chandeliers and brass doors. Visitors are welcome throughout the year, however in December, the building hosts the lavish Nobel Banquet only for special guests.
The Blue Hall is not actually blue at all. When architect Ragnar Östberg walked into the hall during the construction, he noticed how the sunlight hit the high brick walls and decided to leave the red bricks exposed rather than paint the room blue. The Blue Hall, designed as an Italian Renaissance square, is the most famous hall thanks to the Nobel dinner. The Golden Hall is, however, far more impressive: the history of Sweden is depicted by more than 18 million gold-plated mosaic tiles that twinkle and sparkle in the light.
“The Council Chamber resembles a longhouse from the Viking era”