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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
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Reviewed today via mobile

go to see the amazing mix of cultures in a tiny space, ranging from German, Swedish, Finish, and others!!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ellie L
Reviewed today via mobile

I visited the old town on Christmas eve. It was chilly and bitterly cold and I just landed on Sweden in the morning. All the Christmas lights were out which made it appear magical. Tucked in with little shops and cafes...perfect place to do fika...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lia I
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We take all our guests to wander the streets of Gamla stan. We, ourselves go there very often. It's very well kept, with restaurants and shops. The Town is full of history and it is depicted in it's architecture, the cobbled streets. A MUST do...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank claessonstravel
Reviewed 2 days ago

This 'Old Town'. Gamla Stan, had been excellently maintained. There were many narrow cobbled streets filled with shops and restaurants, as well as interesting sights, eg, old churches, Nobel Museum. There were many school tours when we were there in May. However, the area didn't...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank carolynp395
Reviewed 2 days ago

Arriving on the ferry you disembark into Old Town. There are numerous places to visit as well as admire the old buildings. Not surprisingly there are lots of tourists and the usual ‘tourist’ shops. You can spend quite some time exploring without paying any entrance...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank colinf296
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Old Town is a really cute place - I wish there was one signs to read about the history. We sat at one of the little coffee shops in the square and the cinnamon role was not very good. People are nice though. Building are...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Destination737841
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Old Town is very quaint and the buildings are lovely. It's very nice for a stroll through and has some lovely restaurants overlooking the square that serve Swedish meatballs.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank lucyrhay
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The old town is a warren of narrow streets filled with quirky shops, bars,cafes and restaurants it is fascinating to walk around and browse the shops. You can take a well earned rest on one of the many places to eat and drink when your...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Krissy24_11
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Old Town is a great place to walk, dine and people watch. Also, the Nobel Museum is a must visit and is in Old Town

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank johntmurraysr
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stockholm is such a beautiful city. Two days is not enough. Next time i will stay for at least five days. Some of the better archtectural marvels in Europe you will find here.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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)
...More
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NickC3844
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Response from Johnsonsouth | Reviewed this property |
Walking is the best part of exploring Old Town! Don't miss the opportunity to wander.
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NickC3844
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Response from Madona0035 | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, For my trip to Stockholm, I didn’t go to Nynäshamm. But I think the ideal way to travel is taking the SL train as it will take you directly to the Stockholm City, which is Central Station (T-Centralen in... More
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JG N
August 18, 2018|
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Response from kyriakos169 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Take a taxi fixed fare. Go to center of Stockholm Ahlens/Drottningsgatan and walk from there to the old down. Sightseeing by foot. Lots of restaurangs and shops on the way to see. Suggest you visit the Royal Palace if... More
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