Friday, July 10, 2015

Stockholm, Sweden: Parliament House Archway

Around 1900, the Parliament building and the Swedish National Bank were right next to each other. A pedestrian area connects the two buildings, and so someone decided to put up an archway to mark the start of that little "road."

The history is a little murky on this as websites disagree on what happened when. But at some point the National Bank left, and Parliament took over the other building.

If you want to sound like a native, call the main legislative structure "Riksdagen." If you walk around the building, you'll probably see some lawmakers. And there are tours available.

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