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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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Very good place to see while you are in Stockholm

This si a nice place to see and walk though. It has many stores and places to have a good lunch or dinner. It is very interesting to see the old part of the city.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the old town. It has souvenirs, restaurants, cafes. Be ready that the prices will be little above the normal standards. This place is popular during summers and Christmas, since they have a Christmas markets. Be aware of pick pocketer. This is really a typical tourist attraction. It gives away how Stockholm looked like a couple of hundred years... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This si a nice place to see and walk though. It has many stores and places to have a good lunch or dinner. It is very interesting to see the old part of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Favorite part of the city ! Enjoyed a few days exploring and shopping and hitting the cafes! Saturday was a tourist nightmare, so we went back on a Tuesday morning and it was lovely ! We also wandered around in the evening for dinner and then to have a drink afterwards . There are interesting restaurants and cafe and bakeries... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Explore the old town of Stockholm and visit the Vasa Museum. Learn where the Nobel Prize has its origins where the Swedish royal family lives and how life has changed in the old town. From the old town it is then by ferry to the island of Djurgården. Explore Stockholm from the water and find out for yourself why Stockholm... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice place to visit, nice people, enchanting bars and coffee places. You can find also very nice restaurants, the royal place ...you can also have nice views to the diferent islands of Stockholm.

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Stockholm, Sverige
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking in the old town wake up your fantasy. Imagine how it was here a couple of hundred years ago. The small narrow street are sometimes dark and very mysterious. There are plenty of traditional swedish handicraft stores but unfortunately some knick-knacks. Keep to the Swedish stores. Do not forget to go into the Royal gift shop. They have fantastic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My fav place in whole Stockholm. You can still feel how it was like to walk there centuries ago. Simply amazing.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's very cousy old part of Stockholm. Diffrent café,souvenirs icecrwam places, different restaurants but look at pris first! Just take some kaffe and sitt and enjoy. There is always many turis there. Be careful with your card and bag!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stockholm Old Town is a genuine historical setting with lots of details to explore. To keep your sanity however, try to avoid the main tourist attraction 'Västerlånggatan' street, it is just too crowded to be enjoyable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is something a must visit. walking around this place itself is an experience....walking stairs through narrow place, variety of restaurants. just enjoy being there. is really differnt place to experience.

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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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