Close encounter with the Vasa

We were finally able to visit Vasamuseet (The Vasa Museum), Scandinavia’s most visited museum and one of Sweden’s most popular tourist attractions. 
On August 10, 1628, the 64-gun warship Vasa, which was then one of the world’s most powerfully armed vessels, sank on her maiden voyage just minutes after setting sail from Stockholm harbor.
After 333 years, the Vasa was salvaged with an almost intact hull in 1961. It’s the world’s only preserved 17th century ship and the Vasa Museum’s six floors give you a close encounter with each section of the vast ship and the artifacts recovered from it. You’re so close you can almost touch the ship!
It’s an incredible experience that you shouldn’t miss when you visit Sweden.

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Close encounter with the Vasa

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