Queer weekend in Stockholm

The Swedish capital is called the Venice of North because it is definitely no less beautiful than the Italian city that attracts so many tourists. And when it comes to the ratings of LGBT-friendly cities, Stockholm is much higher than Venice. It has a lot to explore, but even for those tourists who just have a day or two for a trip should definitely consider Stockholm. Stockholm is one of those destinations we can never get enough of – new stores, restaurants and exhibitions pop up like daisies all year round. But the perfect transport connection allows to see the majority of must-visit spots in the city. If you want to come back from your vacation with a lot of beautiful pictures, Fotografiska is the first place for you to go for inspiration, as this is the only gallery in the city focused on the art of photography. Opened in 2010, the gallery has quickly made a name for itself, showcasing local newcomers alongside international powerhouses: Annie Leibovitz, David LaChapelle and Inez & Vinoodh have all exhibited here. Commendably, Fotografiska’s shows tend to question the status quo, offering new perspectives, in part the LGBT one. This gallery also has a restaurant with a great cuisine nearby. If you want to bring gifts to your family and friends, or you are just a shopping addict. Bibliotekstan is a must-visit for you. The area around Biblioteksgatan street (that’s not the same word, by the way) has been home to stellar shopping for a whopping 134 years, selling both Swedish and international brands. And of course, the city is full of exclusively gay and LGBT-friendly bars and restaurants - The Green Queen Organic Streetfood & Bar, Luzette, Mälarpaviljongen, Riche and many others