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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
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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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I love Old Town!!! It's beautiful and the streets have such charm and history. You can't go wrong here so many little shops etc. It's worth a trip!!!

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Finland
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love Old Town!!! It's beautiful and the streets have such charm and history. You can't go wrong here so many little shops etc. It's worth a trip!!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wished we had more time to wander round. Great to see a different side of Stockholm. Lots of very nice smaller coffee shops and boutiques. Very picturesque.

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Oxford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth a visit. Winding narrow streets. Interesting properties , shops & Cafes. The main square in the old town is quite picturesque.

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely city / felt safe walking around on my own, the old town is very picturesque - narrow cobbled streets, small quirky shops, lots of restaurants and bars. Would definitely recommend spending time here to look at the sites, in the shops, and to have drinks and a meal.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Is very easy to walk around the city, you have to be careful in winter or when is icy because the old town isn't flat, but there are lovely buildings to take pictures, nice cathedral to visit, the first telephone box of Ericsson, nice cafes and pubs to stop for a drink and lots places to buy souvenirs. I did... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth a stroll or two in Stockholm's old city especially in the pre Christmas period where you can experience the warm glow of the triangle shaped electric candles lighting every single corner of this gorgeous medieval city. And do not miss the chance to visit the "Tomtar & Troll" store. A small treasure land!

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything is well kept and very close to original. No antennas on the roofs or lots of electrical wiring from house to house. Narrow streets with cozy cafes and restaurants and different craftshops with antiques and original swedish merchandise. Try out the traditionel swedish dishes!!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful cobble stone streets and well preserved buildings. A lovely way to spend a day walking around enjoying the sites. The guided tour is recommended to get the most out of this site as it provides the history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of cafes, bars, shopping. Narrow alleyways and buildings make for excellent photos here. Quite busy and touristy. Can spend 2-3 hours walking around here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stockholm Old Town is about 20 minutes walk from the Central Station. It is really nicely restored with narrow streets and full with small businesses. Once shopping got a bit too exhausting you can enjoy a coffee and a croissant in one of the little hidden cafes.

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Staying in Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen

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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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