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Stockholm Old Town

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
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Address: Stockholm, Sweden
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Old Town, unsurprisingly, is the oldest part of Stockholm. It's...

The Old Town, unsurprisingly, is the oldest part of Stockholm. It's certainly the tourist's go-to destination, but that doesn’t detract from its architectural and otherwise urban beauty.

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Cool part of town

We enjoyed wandering through the old cobbled streets of Stockholm's old town, or Gamla Stan. There's lots of options for food and drink, tourist shops and boutiques.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed wandering through the old cobbled streets of Stockholm's old town, or Gamla Stan. There's lots of options for food and drink, tourist shops and boutiques.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I thought this area would be hugely commercialised. One street was with the usual Indian run tourist shops, but all the rest of it was completely original, with traditional shops everywhere. In most cities in the world, right in the very centre, this doesn't exist. The old traditional shops are driven out by rent rises etc, not here. No international... More 

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Brande, Denmark
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the centre of attraction in Stockholm. The old style medieval buildings, the narrow alleys, the cobblestone thoroughfares, the iconic colourful buildings of Stortorget take you back to the renaissance age.

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Stockholm is charming. There are plenty of turns and twists, but the best parts of the Stockholm old town has to be around the Riddarholmen and Gamla Stan areas, which are very vibrant, clean and colourful. I also enjoy walking along Skeppsbron waterfront.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A charming area to view some of the classic Swedish architecture and get a glimpse of what life is like in Stockholm. Lots of shops, bars and restaurants to experience the town. Easy walk to the Royal Palace and Parliament buildings, as well as the tourist boat and bus centers. A must-see part of Stockholm.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can see the whole of the old town in one morning because it's situated on a small island. It gets VERY busy with Cruise ship tourists so get there early morning or late afternoon.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place is the oldest area of the town. Gamla Stan means exactly the old townr. A lot of restaurants, shops, not so many museums (except for Nobel Museum and Royal Palace museums). Nice to spend some hours enjoying the atmosphere.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Narrow streets, quirky shops, restaurants, royal palaces, cathedrals and churches. Definitely a must in stockholm.

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The old town or Gamla Stan as it is known in Swedish is a a jewel of history and beautiful quaint shops full of surprises. It's just so lovely walking in the narrow streets and finding so many lovely shops which sell typical Swedish memorabilia and so much more. Besides shops there are also lovely restaurants to suit everyone's tastes.... More 

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Romantic small streets, full of people. Very nice atmosphere with many points for shooting nice photos.

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting: take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest) alleys, which will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time. This neighborhood offers a great combination of historical buildings and traditional Swedish restaurants.
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