In Jakobs Torg square Saint Jacob's Church stands out because of its intense red walls. It was constructed around the 17th century in honor of the apostle James, and it's in the late gothic syle.
This square is full of beautiful buildings, une of them was a private palace and the story goes that its owner, Jacob of Gardie, went to admire his mansion, calling it the most beautiful in the city. He awakened the wrath of God beause of his lack of humility, and he condemned him to be blind. Jacob accepted his fate and in doing so he donated money to beautify a neighboring church. With this donation he financed the construction of the the tower of Saint Jacob's Kyrka.
This church houses the bodies of the Swedish monarchs. It is on the island of Riddarholmen, near the Royal Palace in Stockholm. Today the church is only used for burials and commemorative purposes. Many Swedish monarchs are buried here; it is one of the oldest churches in Stockholm, with parts dating back to the thirteenth century, when it was first founded as a monastery. After the Reformation, the monastery was closed and the building was transformed into a Protestant church. On the walls of the church are the coats of arms of the Royal Order of Seraphim (the Swedish royal order of chivalry). When a knight of this order dies, his coat of arms is hung in the church, and when the funeral takes place, the church bells ring constantly from 12:00 to 13:00!