Domkyrkan. Photo: Jeanina Santiago

Domkyrkan.
Photo: Jeanina Santiago

Domkyrkan is the largest cathedral in the Nordic region, and very beautiful, too, but whenever I visited, there weren’t many people around. It makes it a peaceful cathedral, compared for instance to more popular European cathedrals like those I have seen in Madrid and Paris.

Many kings have been crowned there.

Kings Gustav Vasa and Johan III were buried there.  And so was botanist Carl von Linné – the unforgotteable (despicable wink, wink) man for which reason I was forced to learn the latin names of plants in my biology class in sophomore year.

It also contains the remains of St Erik, the patron saint of Sweden