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Stockholm is built on an archipelago, covering 14 islands: it is a city surrounded by sea, with the sea in its blood. The old city was founded in the 13th century on the small island of Gamla Stan, which is one of the best preserved of Scandinavia’s medieval city centres. Together with the smaller nearby island of Riddarholmen, it is now a popular destination for tourists. The 3 main attractions are the Royal Palace, Stockholm’s Lutheran Cathedral and the Nobel Museum. With the growth of the city over the neighbouring islands, there are now over 50 bridges linking them. Cruise itineraries to the Baltic touch the Swedish capital. One of the best day excursions from Stockholm is to take a boat trip north into Lake Mälaren where you can visit the Viking Island of Birka and the 17th century royal residence on the shore at Drottningholm.