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Scandinavian royal residences
« on: April 23, 2005, 02:26:50 PM »
A website has claimed that Sweden has the largest palace in Europe. The Stockholm Royal Palace, it looks around the same relative area as the Winter Palace in St.Petersburg or the Madrid Royal palace. I have know clue the exact dimensions. I would still like to see some better pictures of it and the rest of the Swedish royal palaces.
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Re: Scandinavian royal residences
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2005, 05:54:50 PM »
I dont have any pictures that shows the dimension of the Stockholm Palace, but here is another palace,  Drottningholm.
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2005, 06:54:39 PM »
Wow! That is beautiful. Thank you for posting.
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Re: Scandinavian royal residences
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2005, 02:44:00 AM »
I have an old floorplan of the Kungliga Slottet do you like if I post it?

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Re: Scandinavian royal residences
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2005, 07:32:58 PM »
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I have an old floorplan of the Kungliga Slottet do you like if I post it?


Please, amedeo please post anything you have related to a Swedish palace.
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2005, 02:52:24 AM »
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2005, 10:21:05 PM »
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A website has claimed that Sweden has the largest palace in Europe. The Stockholm Royal Palace


Maybe they meant the largest palace in Europe still occupied, in its original capacity, by a crowned monarch.  I read soemwhere the largest palace in Europe, still occupied in that manner, except by a prince, is the Thurn Und Taxis palace.

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Re: Scandinavian royal residences
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2005, 11:31:19 AM »
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Maybe they meant the largest palace in Europe still occupied, in its original capacity, by a crowned monarch.  I read soemwhere the largest palace in Europe, still occupied in that manner, except by a prince, is the Thurn Und Taxis palace.

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Is there not some Honhenzollern monstrosity in German that can also claim the title of largest palace in Europe?  

How does the Pope's "Place" compare?

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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2005, 07:27:34 PM »
i just got this randomly off the internet...

'If by "largest" you mean "most square footage," then the trophy goes to Madrid's Royal Palace, which boasts 2800 rooms in 135,000 square meters (or over 1,450,000 square feet). Taking some 28 years to construct, the palace has 44 staircases, 870 windows, and 270 balconies. Although it is the official residence of the King of Spain, the royal family no longer resides there and the palace is now used only for ceremonial occasions.

While not a traditional palace (it isn't a royal residence), the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest, Romania, is the biggest building in Europe. In fact, it's the second-largest building in the world -- only the U.S.'s Pentagon is bigger in area. The Palace of Parliament dwarfs other contenders for the title at a whopping 330,000 square meters. Begun in 1984, this edifice was created by the Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, and was renamed the "Palatul Parlamentului" after his regime was ousted'

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Re: Scandinavian royal residences
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2005, 05:13:25 AM »
What is the largest occupied Royal Residence?

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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2005, 05:33:12 AM »
Im guessing Madrids Royal Palace, allthough thats not actually occupied...so maybe Sweden.
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2005, 07:56:46 AM »
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Im guessing Madrids Royal Palace, allthough thats not actually occupied...so maybe Sweden.


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Re: Scandinavian royal residences
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2005, 01:42:02 PM »
Anyone have any nice pics of the Scandanavian palaces? Thanks.
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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2005, 03:26:13 AM »
And the Norwegian Official Royal website:

www.kongehuset.no/default.asp?lang=eng  

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Re: Scandinavian royal residences
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2005, 09:45:44 AM »
I wouldn't say that Kungliga Slottet in the very center of Stockholm is the largest occupied palace in Europe. It really depends on your definition of "occupied". No one lives there, the Royal Family is located at Drottningholm and only visits the castle in Stockholm City on formal occassions although HM the King performs alot of paper work there since a major part of the court works from there.

The Swedish Royal Family prefers Drottningholm of the same reasons the last Imperial Family preferred Tsarskoje Selo. It is more remote and suitable for keeping their family lives private and it is also considerably easier for their bodyguards from SäPo, the swedish secret police, and the swedish military to proctect them there.

When it comes to size I'm not sure, although I've always considered the Winter Palace to be the larger one. They are built differently and are not easy to compare, maybe someone else on this forum could contribute when it comes to the comparison ?



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