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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.
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Stockholm, Sweden
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
+46 8 411 11 88
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Reviewed today

The old part of the city is charming with its narrow and winding streets and colorful buildings. One is so narrow and steep, you could not drive a car down it. There is a lovely plaza in front of the Academy where the Nobel Prize...More

Thank John M
Reviewed today via mobile

I choose the Tunnelbana to Gamla slan, however it’s easy to reach from the city. The square with the houses is beautiful and a lot of nice but pricey restaurants around. The tight alleyways are amazing. Shane the little boutiques close at 6. There is...More

Thank HighOctain
Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful! Lovely for a gentle walk while soaking in the architecture. Nice cafes and restraunts as well as the Nobel museum.

Thank Bodhibeckyjohn
Reviewed today

Spent a couple of hours wondering through the quaint streets of the Stockholm Old Town, popping into various shops and places of interest we came across. Had a great lunch in the town square and a coffee later on before heading back to our pickup...More

Thank GSveebeez
Reviewed today via mobile

Gamla Stan is a small island in Stockholm and a MUST while here. It has gorgeous streets, cafes and buildings. Just walk around it with no particular destination and stop along the way to take some pictures or eat something. It’s really small so you...More

Thank Valentine B
Reviewed today

we spent about 2 hours in the old town of Stockholm and really enjoyed it there. It's very nice to walk through the narrow lanes and explore the old town

Thank Stefan S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I absolutely loved the Old Town, the atmosphere and architecture was just amazing. This area of Stockholm just should not be missed when visiting this beautiful city, I can’t imagine why anyone wouldn’t fall in love with it

Thank cgb6697
Reviewed yesterday

After an hour strolling around the place we understood this place is packed with cafés, restaurants, bakery shops and ice cream shops. It´s really very convenient to just have a pause and relax at some of these places. It was not super-crowded at all when...More

Thank robinochalexandra
Reviewed yesterday

Roaming the streets of old town give you a strong sense of being for this outstanding European city. First time visitors we didn't really know what to expect but the people were as friendly as could be (except some of the other tourists) and it...More

Thank Marion M
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is easy to walk all around the old town *(Gamla Stan). There are lots of shops and restaurants. If you are pressed for time during a short stay in Stockholm, you can easily get a flavor of the city.

Thank CaliforniaLeslie
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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 Daniel L | 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