The Torstenson Chapel
The Torstenson chapel was built in 1651 for the Field Marshal Lennart Torstenson.
Inside the Chapel there is a statue in white marble of Lennar Torstenson,
two coffins containing him and his wife Beata De la Gardie and
some of their descendants.
The Wachtmeister Chapel
This Chapel was built in 1654 by Field Marshal Hans Wachtmeister of
Björkö. He and his descendants and also some of the von Fersen
families decendants lay there.
The Karolin Chapel
The Karoline chapel was built betaeen 1671 - 1743. This was the place for the
altar in the Franciscan Monastery Church. The Chapel is built in sandstone
and has a rectangular shape.
Outside the Chapel is crowned with a gilded Royal Corwn. There are 3 sarcophagus inside,
the middle is containing King Karl XII, in the right King Fredrik I and in the left
Queen Ulrika Eleonora. The coffins in the basement of the Chapel contains King Karl X Gustav
Queen Hedvig Eleonora, King Karl XI, Queen Ulrika Eleonora and 5 of her children.
The altarpiece is from 1678 and made by Peter Schultz in baroque style.
The Gustavian Chapel
This was the first Chapel added to the Church in 1634. It has 7 narrow windows
and in the middel there is a sarcophag in italian marble containing King
Gustav II Adolf. In the basement there are coffins containing King Adolf Fredrik,
King Gustav III, King Gustav IV Adolf and King Karl XIII.
The Bernadotte Chapel
This is the last added Chapel to the Church, it was built between 1858 - 1860.
The coffin in the middle of the Chapel contains Queen Desiree (Desideria) and behind
her King Karl XIV Johan, on their right hand side there are coffins containing
King Karl XV, Queen Lovisa, King Gustav V and Queen Victoria. On their left hand
side there are coffins containing King Oscar I, Queen Josefina, King Oskar II and
In the basement of the Chapel there are coffins containing Prince Gustav,
Princess Eugénie, Prince August, Princess Teresia, Prince Carl Oscar and
King Gustav V was the last King to be buried in Riddarholmen Church, after
him all from the Royal Family has been buried at Haga.
The Vasaborg Chapel
The Vasaborg Chapel was built in 1647 by Gustaf Gustafsson af Vasaborg,
the illegitimate of King Gustav II Adolf and Margareta Slots. In here is
also Count Gustaf Gustafsson with his wife Anna Sophia buried.
The Banér Chapel
This Chapel was built in 1636 by the Field Marshal Johan Banér who died during
the 30 years war in Germany in 1641. Inside the Chapel there is a painting of
Johan Banér in full armour and the large sarcophag in brown marble is his
final resting place. There are several of his descendants buried there as well.
The sarcophagus of King Magnus Ladulås and King Karl Knutson Bonde
In 1270 King Magnus Ladulås donated the land at Riddarholmen to the Franciscan Order
where they could build their Convent and Church. He also asked for to be buried
there when he died. Today you can see his sarcophag in front of the altarpiece
next to the sarcophag of King Karl Knutsson Bonde.
Both these sarcophagus is created by King Johan III, long after their deaths,
as a monument to their greatnes.
The Lewenhaup Chapels
In 1654 the Lewenhaupt Chapel was built for Carl Mauritz Lewenhaupt and his
brothers Adam Ludvig and Gustaf Mauritz. This Chapel is in reality 2 separate
chapels but can be seen as one. In the Chapel there are also coffins
containing their wifes and descendants.