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The Riksdagshuset is Stockholm’s Parliament House, located on the tiny island of Helgeandsholmen, officially one of the three islands that constitute Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town. The island is so small, and this Parliament building so massive, that the Riksdagshuset literally takes up one-third of the island. Built between 1897 and 1905, the building was constructed when the Swedish Parliament outgrew their original space located at Riddarholmen.
The Riksdagshuset you can’t help but notice as you trek between Gamla Stan and the Norrmalm district in the central part of Sweden’s capital city – the only two bridges leading over onto the island of Helgeandsholmen from Norrmalm, the Riksbron and the Norrbro, both turn into streets that pass along on either side of the massive building. At the southern end of the island, the third and final bridge, the Stallbron, leads from the tiny island over onto the island of Stadsholmen, the primary island of Gamla Stan.