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Stockholm Old Town

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
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Address: Stockholm, Sweden
Phone Number: +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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We went here on our first night I'm stockholm and found it to be a very nice place to go around . The shops are great and people are really friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went here on our first night I'm stockholm and found it to be a very nice place to go around . The shops are great and people are really friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Gamla Stan is the most scenic and beautiful part of Stockholm and should be on everyone's visit list. It is easily accessible by foot, boat, metro (tunnelbanan). The picturesque nature of the place makes it a worthwhile visit, the buildings are painted in pastel shades of orange, yellow, red and pink etc. The streets are narrow and the architecture is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The old town is full of charm, fantastic old colourful buildings and cobbled streets. Loads of gift shops full of Swedish treats and souvenirs . Lots of restaurants and coffee shops that fill the place with wonderful smells

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There are so many small streets, so many small shops and so many beautiful buildings around Gamla Stan - it is a very nice neighborhood with a 'something' to offer to every visitor.

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Pori, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a beautiful historical old town with lot of restaurants,cafes, bars and cool shops. It is fun to walk around the town on the narrow cobblestone streets. the place has a connection by Metro with the metro stop "Gamlastan", the name of this old town. A lot of architecture to admire, colourful houses, Christmas market too. Don't miss it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You literally feel like you've been transported about 1000 years back in time. Very beautiful and old style buildings along with access to many of the other parts of Stockholm. Many quaint coffee shops and areas to grab some food and beer.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very beautiful part of old Stockholm, do try to avoid the street Västerlångsgatans all "small crappy tourist trap stores" and also the restaurants that is located on that street. Try just to walk a few blocks to left or right and you will find the real very good and lovely restaurants.

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Crossing another bridge to the oldest part of Stockholm called Gamla Stan. Dating from the 13th century with its cobble-stone streets and colorful old merchant houses. We took lots of photos of the architecture, quaint and unusual doors while enjoying the many shops. It was quite cold, so we stepped in to a little cafe to have warming bowls of... More 

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Solna, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The old town is fantastic with all the old and historical buildings and streets. Surrounded by water this place is really unique. Really nice in summertime and even better for Christmas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are some very touristy places but it is still fun to wander around the cobblestone streets. The roads are a bit circular and there are many small passages that you can investigate.

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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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