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Stockholm Old Town

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
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Address: Stockholm, Sweden
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+46 8 411 11 88
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The Old Town, unsurprisingly, is the oldest part of Stockholm. It's...

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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Excellent for a Winter Walk About

We had such a great time walking around just after the snow in January. It was beautiful. We loved the shops and restaurants.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had such a great time walking around just after the snow in January. It was beautiful. We loved the shops and restaurants.

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This is a great example of Stockholm at its best. It is stunningly beautiful and the history is amazing. Well worth the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The hype about Gamla Stan is understandable. It is very touristy, yes, especially along the main drag, but the small side streets are absolutely charming. Some of the shop keepers in those side streets are also great.

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The old centre of the city, a must to visit. Easily to wander around and find some great eating establishments. You have the opportunity to visit the royal palace and there is a free museum in the palace worth a visit. Plenty of antiques shops in this area, so enjoy.

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Old town is stunnigly beautiful. You shouldn't miss to walk along the tiny streets, drop by a coffee shop or step in design boutiques. You should feel the soul of the city by walking each and every place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Of course you have to visit the old town in Stockholm! There are plenty of small shops and cafes and restaurants to see or visit. There is such a private atmosphere everywhere :)

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What a fabulous, peaceful, clean and environmentally friendly country to visit Started in the south at Gote'berg went to them North, then back to Stockholm for 3 days before heading home Great trip, fantastic old village and cities that take days to walk around, plenty of dungeons and cellars, caves and royal castles

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Stockholm, Sweden
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It was a great day to take Walk in the Old town I took My children and went for a sightseeing the small roads is so beautiful and the shops there are so cosy

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Visited Stockholm on business in Jan 17. Stayed in the district of ostermalmstrog, the financial Centre of the city.

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Loved the old town with it's narrow streets, it's perfect to just walk around and get lost on these streets, discovering their charm an beauty. And if you're in the neighborhood alsi visit the Nobel museum, which is just right there!

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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) 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.
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