The bridge and gates to the cemetery in Haga Park
The bridge and gates to the cemetery in Haga Park

Kungliga begravningsplatsen, known in English as the Royal Cemetery, was first used in 1922 and has been the only official burial place of the Swedish Royal Family since 1950, succeeding Riddarholmen Church as such. It takes up all of the small island of Karlsborg in the bay of Brunnsviken. The cemetery is part of the popular Haga Park in Solna, Sweden.

The little bridge from the mainland's park to the island and the large cruciform monument by the highest grave were designed by Ferdinand Boberg.

Burials

Buried at the cemetery

Family buried elsewhere (since 1922)

Public access

The island and the public areas of Haga Park are part of Solna's and Stockholm's protected Royal National City Park area. That large park itself is public, open year-round for visitors at no charge; the cemetery is open for visitors May–August (Thursdays 1 P.M. to 3 P.M.).[1]

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Coordinates: 59°21′22″N 18°02′46″E / 59.356°N 18.046°E / 59.356; 18.046