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The Riddarholm Church stands at the site of a former medieval abbey in central Stockholm, Sweden. The church serves as the final resting place of fifteen Swedish monarchs—most of any church in the country.
It is one of the oldest above-ground buildings in Stockholm, parts of it dating to the late 13th century, when it was built as a greyfriars monastery. After the Protestant Reformation, the monastery was closed and the building transformed into a Protestant church.
A spire designed by Flemish architect Willem Boy was added during the 16th century, which was however destroyed by a lightning strike in 1835 and replaced with the present, distinctive cast iron spire. It reaches a height of 87 m (245 ft), making it the third tallest church in Stockholm, seventh tallest church in Sweden.