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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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Stockholm, Sweden
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
+46 8 411 11 88
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I recommend going in a free walking tour or Search on google for the history and The misteries about Gamla Stan, like The scandinavian's smallest statue, the narrowest street on earth and some more!

Thank henrbra
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful place, lots to eat. I would recommend seeing the Royal Palace and Parliament for sure. A little touristy but what do you expect. Highly recommend.

Thank lukew855
Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked through Old Town a couple times while visiting Stockholm. A nice cobblestone area with a lot of tourist shops and cafes. Worth a look and a nice place to walk through but I wouldn’t spend a lot of time here.

Thank ZK0203
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Shops their open relatively late! 10 or 11 but walking around the area is fun. Its touristic indeed but not as ugly kind of tourism you see in other old major cities in Europe. Check the cathedral.. modest but beautiful.

Thank abdallaahmad
Reviewed 6 days ago

Self guided tour of the old town. Used a day pass from Uppsala Central. Allowed ferry, tram and bus travel to navigate this city. Intersected with guided walks, they appear to be very knowledgeable. Try Feka at one of the many cafe's in the narrow...More

Thank Paul v
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visit old town with plenty museums with Stockholm pass save a lot. Which also include unlimited ride on hop on hop off bus.Recommend to go to the Post office museum and have fun to dress like postman, take a picture and send the post card...More

Thank johnleslie2017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We ran through Old Town a couple times while visiting Stockholm. It’s a cute cobblestone area with a bunch of tourist shops and cafes. Worth a look and a nice place to run through but I wouldn’t spend a lot of time here. The parliament...More

Thank 68lesleyb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is an absolutely must to walk through Gamla Stan and stop in one of the little cafes for Fika. Charming place that can't fail to make you smile

Thank theonlypt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

a must go to place in stockholm. you could spend an afternoon walking around and taking your time to explore the place. didn’t buy anything though as taking photos were enough to remember the place by.

Thank allan_y1965
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The old town is absolutely charming. Streets are adorned with excellent restaurants and shops. Not to mention the historical sites such as the Royal Palace. All types of good food is found in the restaurants. Swedish restaurants frequented by locals are interspersed with those for...More

Thank ShujaHJ
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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)
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5 September 2018|
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Response from M9737BBdaniell | Reviewed this property |
Hi Nick, No, not for Old Town only. It can be convenient for a full Stockholm tour. Best way to explore Old Town is by foot.
5 September 2018|
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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
18 August 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
1 August 2018|
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Response from PeterBessems | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the best way to see Stockholm in such a short time is to take the Arlanda Express train from the AirPort Stockholm Arlanda. IT s very fast train and brings you directly to the center of Stockholm in 20 min. With a taxi... More
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Response from 716sachink | Reviewed this property |
Hello ! Stockholm is a great city and is considered as Venice of the North, even though residents of Amsterdam may not agree. I would highly recommend you to visit Gamla Stan, which is the old town and probably the most... More