Stortorget

Stortorget, Stockholm: Hours, Address, Stortorget Reviews: 4.5/5

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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The area
Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Gamla stan • 4 min walk
  • Slussen • 8 min walk
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CPaM68
Texas632 contributions
Jun 2021
Stortorget is the oldest public square in Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town. The name translates to “Big Square” in English, but it is actually one of the smallest Old Town squares in Europe. Several of the buildings which sit around the square date back to the Middle Ages even though the colorful front facades make them look much newer. Don’t overlook the cannonballs stuck in the walls of a couple of the buildings. One is above the Stortorgskällaren street sign of apartment number seven and three more are in the wall of the adjacent building. Legend has it that the first cannonball was shot during the 16th century at King Cristian II during the Liberation War (a civil war which ended the union between Sweden, Norway, and Denmark). The cannonball missed and lodged into the wall, where it has remained ever since. Another explanation is that they were actually built into the facade during a renovation in 1795. (PaM)
Written May 14, 2022
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Feb 2020
A medieval square with many notable buildings, stand in the middle of this traditional meeting place and ponder the Stockholm Massacre of 1520:
During the coronation of the Danish king, 90 prominent guests were confronted with the bill of indictment of the archbishop and subsequently condemned for blasphemy. The death sentences were to be accomplished at once and so the square was cleared while a curfew forced all citizens to stay indoors. The executioners beheaded archbishops, councillors, noblemen and city magistrates indiscriminately, including Erik Johansson Vasa, the father of the succeeding King Gustav Vasa, who escaped the fate of his father by hiding. The bodies remained in the square as the blood covered the cobblestones. Eventually all the bodies were burned on Södermalm, together with the body of the dead regent, Sten Sture. The Danish king, satisfied with having pacified Sweden, returned to Denmark in December, drowning a few monks during the trip and ignoring the dawning insurrection in Dalarna.
Written March 7, 2020
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Mondolina
Bucharest, Romania99 contributions
Apr 2019
We've explored Gamla Stan step by step with everything it has to offer - beautiful and colorful buildings, cafes and restaurant, souvenir shops, history. We've tried the local Fika and we've enjoyed the vibe of this place tremendously. Worth coming back over and over again.
Written March 4, 2020
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simply-peregrinating
Waddington, UK2,754 contributions
Sep 2019
In the middle of the old town you will find this square lined with colourful old houses. It is very photogenic but also very difficult to get good photos because of all the people there wanting to do the same. The Nobel museum is here and there are plenty of eateries and shops. Worth stopping and looking above the people to see the magnificent buildings.
Written July 29, 2020
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fraidofflying
Chicago31 contributions
Feb 2020
This is just a square in Gamla Stan, with the Nobel Museum on one side, which has a nice little cafe in it. But do try the little restaurant on the right side of the museum as you are facing the square. Very very old, and terrific food. Small, but with a neat basement space. Like being in the catacombs.
Written March 7, 2020
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rallydoc
34 contributions
Jan 2020
Walked across from the city. Great little lanes an alleys to explore. Visited in winter so many places didn't open until 11am. Great hot chocolate (needed) from a cafe in the square. Visited in winter so not crowded. Be aware public toilets hard to find.
Written January 31, 2020
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alpha08
Jaipur, India118 contributions
Mar 2020
A very wonderful old town in sweden , it seems a very different city if you will come to this place. This shows a very different culture of sweden. Small small streets and lots of cafes here , seriously mind blowing.
Written March 30, 2020
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Jayne C
11 contributions
Mar 2020
Loved this place, I had dreamt of it for over 40 years and to stand there with camera in hand was just amazing. Beautiful in every way. Stayed in an apartment in Svartmangatan, literally yards away. A dream come true in every way!!
Written March 11, 2020
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AllegraLC
Puchong, Malaysia417 contributions
May 2019
This is a good photography spot and is also rich in history. The Nobel Museum is located here. The rest of the shops are mainly occupied by restaurants and cafes. There’re also some roadside stores selling food and souvenirs. It’ll be wonderful if we could have an afternoon cuppa here.
Written April 25, 2020
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Aussie252
Perth, Australia305 contributions
Dec 2019
Beautiful old square, the oldest in Stockholm (13th century). Buildings are beautiful and well worth including while walking around old town area. Plenty of meal, shopping and souvenir options nearby.
Written January 18, 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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