Vasa is the only one preserved in the world to this day ship of the XVII century. Thanks to the fact that more than 95 percent of the original elements of the structure are preserved, as well as hundreds of carved sculptures, Vasa is a unique artistic value and one of the world's most prominent tourist attractions.
The ship is shown in a specially constructed museum in Stockholm, which also presents nine exhibitions related to it, a store with a rich selection of goods and an upscale restaurant. A film about Vasa is shown in sixteen languages. Vasa Museum visits more visitors, rather than any other museum in Scandinavia. Stockholm is worth a visit even for the sake of Vasa alone.
Warship Vasa sank on the day of his first voyage in the center of Stockholm in August 1628 and was raised in 1961 - 333 years of stay on the seabed. For almost half a century the ship gradually, with great care, carefully restored, almost restored to its original state. Three masts, towering above the roof of a specially constructed dock museum, demonstrate the height of the original masts of the ship.Photogallery Total | 7 photos