We finally come to Stortorget, the most famous place in Gamlastan!!
Here we have the Nobel museum, about the prizes and Alfred Nobel life.
But the most interesting building is the famous red building that everybody takes picture of, but not everybody know its meaning…
Remember the Kalmar Union? This unification of Denmark, Norway and Sweden started by the Danish on 1397… there was a battle we just saw, in 1471!
Well, sweden was still without King, and the Kalmar Union was still in power, but on the year 1520, the 5th of November, Christian the II son of Christian I, came to Stockholm invited by Gustav Trolle (Bishop). Christian II was crowned king of Sweden!!
Something strange happened, when after the coronation, Gustav Trolle told Christian that many nobles living in Gamlastan were not in favour of him being a king…. And he should do something about them. Well, good old Christian decided to execute them, one by one.
This execution took place on the 8th of November, and not 5 or 10 people were executed…. But 83 PEOPLE!!!
This massacre is known as Stockholm bloodbath, and nowadays it also is referred to the Red Wedding of Game of Thrones (If you know what I mean…)
From now on, Christian II is known as the tyrant!
He killed everybody that was important in stockholm, except for one person…. This person spent some years thought the north, gathering armies to kick christian out of the country. This person will succeed on 1523, around in June he enters Stockholm with an army and defeats Crhsitan!!!
Everybody was like: yay!
And then they all looked at this man, and crowned him king of sweden, as he was the only one able to defeat the Danes! And who is going to be this great man, the most important king of sweden????
This is how Gustav Vasa gets to power, and from now, the Vasa dynasty will rule Sweden for more than a hundred years =)
The first thing that Gustav does is commemorate the Stockholm Bloodbath with a red building (blood) and the 93 white stones.
The last picture is how in 1980s a representation took place, and everybody in Gamlastan had to participate in this amazing experience!
If you have come this far with the tour, I hope you liked it. And if you could take a picture, and maybe post it on social media, do so!!
Rainbow Tours Stockholm Team,