Stockholm Central Post Office
Stockholm Central Post Office
This post office is one of the most photographed buildings in the city
12 May 2022
Painting of the Stockholm Central Post Office by architect Ferdinand Boberg in 1903
Painting of the Stockholm Central Post Office by architect Ferdinand Boberg in 1903

The Stockholm Central Post Office is a beautiful building located in the heart of the city.

It was built in 1866 and is one of Stockholm's most iconic buildings.

The post office is a popular tourist destination and is one of the most photographed buildings in the city.

The building is home to a variety of shops and restaurants, as well as the city's main post office.

The Stockholm Central Post Office, as painted by its 1903 architect Ferdinand Boberg, son of a miner, in 1905. Not built in any style but perhaps with a faint Renaissance and Swedish medieval influence.

Sandstone carving in front of the post office

The Post Office was hastily built and to save time (and maybe for extra authenticity?) sandstone carvings were made on the spot. Amazing today. The following are the details of the carving of the central entrance gate.

Stockholm Central Post Office sandstone carving
Stockholm Central Post Office sandstone carving

Today's design and post office

Central Post Office as designed, and as seen today (after several extensions and additions).

Post office design before construction
Post office design before construction
Stockholm Post Office building today
Stockholm Post Office building today

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