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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 yesterday via mobile

There’s so much to do in Gamla Stan, so many cool shops and restaurants, cute little lanes to take pictures in and scenic buildings! Just makes sure you come after 10am, because I arrived at 9am (to make most of the limited winter daylight) and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MissMephisto
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Charming place. Great view from the top. Have a walk in the paved streets. You will find nice small shops typically Swedish. Of course you will also find nice restaurants, bars and places to buy pancakes and waffles. Quiet place, charming and nice.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank F2649NElaurentl
Reviewed yesterday

We found Gamla Stan to be more "modern" than Porvoo in Finland or Vanna Tallinn. Reason was too many tourist stores in the area that took away from the medieval old town feel.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank awesomejeans
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The old town is lovely- a bit touristy but worth seeing. It gives your a feeling of life as it would have been and some significant buildings, squares and laneways. The palace is also located here along with the Nobel Museum. It’s very charming and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank IAmAGlobalNomad
Reviewed yesterday

The old town of Stockholm is really something to see specially during the spring and summer .Imagine to sit outside with friends and a glas of Beer or wine and just relax .

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KalleBorgholm
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful old town, colorful, with many statues and things to see. Shops are very expensive. Famous Djurgarden island is very close to Gamla Stan.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Berin K
Reviewed 2 days ago

A nice old town which is actually a very small island. You can see the old buildings, the cathedral, the palace, nothing extremely special but worth seeing. Given my visit was during February, the cold was enough. The colored buildings at Nobel Museum square were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Angie N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of cafes and small shops to visit! Step a side from the main roads and discover more! You can get everything from here!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tomi H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon walking round. Just a lovely part of Stockholm. Very interesting little streets and alleys and the square worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank JoS102
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The old town is wonderful with lots of tall , brightly coloured buildings .. ornate architecture . There are many statues to see. The streets are cobbled and reminded me of York , UK . There are plenty of small coffee shops , small bars...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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