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Stockholm Old Town

Stockholm, Sweden
+46 8 411 11 88
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“narrow streets” (543 reviews)
“gamla stan” (1,535 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (318 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Stockholm, Sweden
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
+46 8 411 11 88
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent an hour and a half walking around this area. The architecture is quite pretty. The colors as the light changes are pretty as well. There are multiple little cafés and restaurants. There were some nice shops, but also just a lot of your...More

Thank John F
Reviewed yesterday

The old town of Stockholm is a truly beautiful and charming place. Taking a walk in the old town is an experience not to be missed.

Thank Keith L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pretty and interesting buildings. Quite a few tourist and souvenir shops. Some a bit tatty. Busy with tourists when we were there. Lots of cafés. We were recommended a French café called 'Pastis' but they had stopped serving food at 2.30 pm. We went somewhere...More

Thank Verity T
Reviewed yesterday

Since Sweden was neutral during World War II Stockholm did not sustain any damage from bombing. The cobblestone streets are fun to explore and there is great variety in architectural styles.

Thank Doctor G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a rare thing when visiting a city, it is as good as it looks in the pictures! Beautiful in the evening and a must for a spot of shopping. Only criticism it is in places a tad touristy

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is not a pretty town and I would recommend you skip it if tight on time. Or if you wish to visit the royal palace.

Thank Chong A
Reviewed 2 days ago

To truly see and experience Stockholm, a visit to Old Town is essential. I can't imagine any visitor making the mistake of bypassing the historical significance of Old Town. Yes, it is very tourist oriented, however, like other great cities of the world, one would...More

Thank dbrunner
Reviewed 2 days ago

Probably the best old town I've visited in Europe - much more expansive than I expected with too many beautiful architectural photo ops. Very clean too. Worth visiting at sunset which really accentuates the coloured buildings. The main streets were packed with tourists but it's...More

Thank frostyboyuk
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Old Town was magnificent. The old world meets the bustling city. You can see how Stockholm was and is at the same time. It's a great stroll through the city with many landmarks to view. It's a great place to go! Don't pass it...More

Thank JhibbnJuno
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great time just walking the streets of old town looking at the old buildings and checking out the shops. Also enjoyed walking by the palace and parliament where the lake meets the see. A scenic downtown. You can't visit Stockholm and say...More

Thank 48NYSV
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)
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July 20, 2017|
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Response from p1cotton | Reviewed this property |
Possibly Gamla Stan (the old town).
July 8, 2017|
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Response from PLO528 | Reviewed this property |
If you are not with a tour group, then I would dress according to Yelp. However, believe me, they will know you are tourists so there really isn't any dress code. It can get cold but you are never outside longer than 30... More
May 30, 2017|
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Response from Smile072013 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend "Himlen" with the best view, "Södra Teatern" have also nice view. An sophisticated hotel and restaurant is "T-Bar, Diplomaten". "Park Inn by Radisson Stockholm Hammarby Sjöstad" is a pretty new and god... More
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