The Riddarholmen Church

The Royal graves

With the exception of Queen Kristina, all the Swedish monarchs from King Gustav II Adolf to King Gustaf V have been laid to rest in the Riddarholm Church. The mediaeval kings Magnus Ladulås and Karl Knutsson Bonde are also buried here.

The chancel
King Magnus Ladulås (1240-1290)
King Karl Knutsson Bonde (1408/1409-1470)

The Gustavian Chapel
King Gustav II Adolf (1594-1632)
Queen Maria Eleonora (1599-1655)
A stillborn daughter (1621)
Princess Kristina (1623-1624)
Princess Agnes of Holstein-Gottorp (1578-1627)

The Gustavian Crypt
King Adolf Fredrik (1710-1771)
Queen Lovisa Ulrika (1720-1782)
King Gustav III (1746-1792)
Queen Sofia Magdalena (1746-1813)
Prince Karl Gustav, Duke of Småland (1782-1783)
King Karl XIII (1748-1818)
Queen Hedvig Elisabet Charlotta (1759-1818)
An un-named daughter (1797)
Prince Karl Adolf, Duke of Värmland (1798)
Prince Fredrik Adolf (1750-1803)
Princess Sofia Albertina (1753-1829)
King Gustav IV Adolf (1778-1837)
Prince Gustav of Vasa (1799-1877)
Prince Karl Gustav, Grand Duke of Finland (1802-1805)
Prince Louis (1832)
Crown Prince Karl August (1768-1810)

The Caroline Chapel
King Karl XII (1682-1718)
Queen Ulrika Eleonora the Younger (1688-1741)
King Fredrik I (1676-1751)

The Caroline Crypt
King Karl X Gustav (1622-1660)
Queen Hedvig Eleonora (1636-1715)
King Karl XI (1655-1697)
Queen Ulrika Eleonora the Elder (1656-1693)
Princess Hedvig Sofia (1681-1708)
Prince Gustav (1683-1685)
Prince Ulrik (1684-1685)
Prince Fredrik (1685)
Prince Karl Gustav (1686-1687)

The Bernadotte Chapel
King Karl XIV Johan (1763-1844)
Queen Desideria (1777-1860)
King Oskar I (1799-1859)
Queen Josefina (1807-1876)
King Karl XV (1826-1872)
Queen Lovisa (1828-1871)
King Oskar II (1829-1907)
Queen Sofia (1836-1913)
King Gustaf V (1858-1950)
Queen Viktoria (1862-1930)

The Bernadotte Crypt
Prince Gustav, Duke of Uppland (1827-1852)
Princess Eugenie (1830-1889)
Prince August, Duke of Dalarna (1831-1873)
Princess Teresia, Duchess of Dalarna (1836-1914)
Prince Karl Oskar, Duke of Södermanland (1852-1854)
Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland (1889-1918)

Top image: Magnus Ladulås' tomb from 1574. Photo: Alexis Daflos/

The tombs of the mediaeval kings Karl Knutsson Bonde and Magnus Ladulås stand in the chancel. Photo: Alexis Daflos/

Queen Ulrika Eleonora the Younger, King Karl XII and King Fredrik I have their resting places in the Caroline Chapel. Photo: Alexis Daflos/

The sarcophaguses of Prince Gustav, King Karl X Gustav, Queen Hedvig Eleonora and Prince Ulrik in the Caroline Crypt. Photo: Alexis Daflos/

King Karl XI's sarcophagus in the Caroline Crypt. Photo: Alexis Daflos/

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For larger groups, we recommend a pre-booked tour with your own guide. Guided tours can be given in Swedish, simple Swedish or English.

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