Stortorget
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
See what travelers are saying
  • Xamot Tomax
    Fort Wayne, Indiana6,808 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth seeing
    Stortorget is the main public square located in Gamla Stan, central Stockholm. This is the oldest square in the city, dating back as far as approximately 1420. It’s a very charming, picturesque area. We went in the cold of winter, which afforded us the opportunity to visit their Christmas village. They do the Christmas holiday much different than we do in the States. We tend to overdo it with an abundance of decorations, Santa/reindeer, lights, trees etc. Theirs is much simpler with different types of food and drinks being sold. It’s almost a rustic feeling. You’ll also see personal made handcrafts as well. It’s also mostly confined to this particular section of the city. This is definitely worth braving the cold to see. During the non-winter months, this area is still worth seeing for any type of tourist. I know I’ll be back.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 4, 2023
  • BalkrishnaShroff
    Mumbai, India23,735 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss it !!
    This beautiful square is in the centre of Gamala Stan or Old Town. It is surrounded by old colorful medieval age buildings. All other famous buildings like Royal Palac and Noble Prize Museum are nearby. It's a great place sit in some open air restaurant and watch the world go by. Worth visiting !!
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Pippi L
    Sydney, Australia404 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love this Square
    This square is so pretty. It's located in the middle of the old town in Stockholm. I was there in summer but know they have Christmas markets in December that are amazing. There's several restaurants around the square where you can have a bite to eat or a drink.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 28, 2023
  • Arn E
    Stockholm, Sweden490 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A welcoming and historic square in the Old Town
    A nice and welcoming place in the heart of Stockholm. Stortorget has its name "Main Square" from centuries back and the surrounding houses are preserved. We like to visit when the Christmas Market is arranged in the weeks leading up to Christmas. It is also a nice place to stop for coffee or a lunch in the summer. Another reason to go there is the Nobel museum.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 26, 2023
  • Coryy20
    Port of Spain, Trinidad5,524 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Little square with colourful buildings
    This is a small square in Gamla Stan. The coloirful buildings looks similar to some in Amsterdam and Copenhagen. Except for these colourful buildings there is not much livilines except for vsitors posing for photos. Enjoy.
    Visited November 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written August 27, 2023
  • NICHOLAS T
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates8,977 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive square
    This is a pretty square, surrounded by traditional Swedish buildings and centred with a historic fountain. The square is also Home to the Nobel Prize Museum. The Christmas markets were on when we were there in late December, which added to the experience. Worth a visit if you are in Old Town.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 21, 2023
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dazed1984
London78 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
I’m at a loss as to all the positive reviews I read about Stockholm at Christmas and particularly this Christmas Market.
It is is absolutely tiny it will take you no more than 10-15 minutes to walk round, there is very little in the way of food/drink. Coming from the UK the expectation would also be that Glögg served at markets like this would have alcohol in it but it doesn’t here not that they tell you that, the cups it is served in are also espresso cup size.
This market is open til 6pm, there are no other markets open any later than this most seem to be 4pm closing so there is nothing to do in the evenings.
Do your research before coming here, do not come to Stockholm expecting a Christmas Market experience with loads to see and good food and drink you will be very disappointed, go to somewhere in Germany.
Written December 4, 2022
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KarinGranqvist
Stockholm, Sweden58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Stortorget was the absolute centre in the Old Stockholm, what is now known as Gamla Stan. The brick buildings that one can see today are from late Medieval time.

I think it is marvelous, but I am biased since many of my ancestors were tradesmen, mayors and city court jurors in Stockholm and many lived around Stortorget.

I have never tried a city tour though.
Written September 24, 2022
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simply-peregrinating
Waddington, UK2,732 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
Chicago40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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AngloItalian78
Aylesbury, UK551 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Maybe Stockholm is prettier in the winter with snow and ice, but this square and the area around it is full of beautiful boutiques, craft shops, secondhand shops, little cafes etc. and the architecture & colour on the square itself is a delight. I’m not quite sure why people would give it a bad review…granted there are souvenir shops too but it’s a major tourist area in a big capital city and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing every part of Gamla Stan, it’s beautiful and full of character with its cobbled streets and wooden horses!
Written March 1, 2023
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Xamot Tomax
Fort Wayne, IN6,808 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Stortorget is the main public square located in Gamla Stan, central Stockholm. This is the oldest square in the city, dating back as far as approximately 1420. It’s a very charming, picturesque area. We went in the cold of winter, which afforded us the opportunity to visit their Christmas village. They do the Christmas holiday much different than we do in the States. We tend to overdo it with an abundance of decorations, Santa/reindeer, lights, trees etc. Theirs is much simpler with different types of food and drinks being sold. It’s almost a rustic feeling. You’ll also see personal made handcrafts as well. It’s also mostly confined to this particular section of the city. This is definitely worth braving the cold to see. During the non-winter months, this area is still worth seeing for any type of tourist. I know I’ll be back.
Written July 4, 2023
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babajamal
Singlewell, UK508 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Beautiful old town. Alight at Glam Stan station and walk through the old town to get to the centre.
I enjoyed walking through the old town and luckily it was not too crowded or busy. Easy stroll into the tiny alleys will yield surprises.
Written October 15, 2022
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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad5,524 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
This is a small square in Gamla Stan. The coloirful buildings looks similar to some in Amsterdam and Copenhagen. Except for these colourful buildings there is not much livilines except for vsitors posing for photos. Enjoy.
Written August 27, 2023
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rallydoc
38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates8,977 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This is a pretty square, surrounded by traditional Swedish buildings and centred with a historic fountain. The square is also
Home to the Nobel Prize Museum.

The Christmas markets were on when we were there in late December, which added to the experience.

Worth a visit if you are in Old Town.
Written December 21, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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