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Stockholm Old Town

Stockholm, Sweden
+46 8 411 11 88
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“narrow streets” (557 reviews)
“gamla stan” (1,568 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (331 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Stockholm, Sweden
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
+46 8 411 11 88
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Reviewed yesterday

The Old Town dates from the 13th century but most buildings are from the 1700s and 1800s. It is a glorious labyrinth of charming cobbled streets, alleyways, faded mustard and rust-coloured town houses and meeting squares. Stortorget is the main square and all the big...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Choir evening with Vasagospel (Salvation Army, Vasakåren) and LaGayla Frasier. During July they have choir evenings on Thursdays. It's very popular and you can really sing out as much as you want. Checkout Skansen website for more info.

Thank Kickiwetrberg
Reviewed yesterday

This part of Stockholm is a tourist trap. Lot of tourist items to buy- most of them produced in Asia. The streets were crowded with people. We bought overpriced ice creams and left. You can buy elks elsewhere.

Thank Marit F
Reviewed yesterday

Spent a number of hours in this area over several days. Lot's to see and do. Great restaurants and shops and beautiful old buildings. Must see if you are visiting as we were for the first time. It was very busy in the afternoons so...More

Thank b c
Reviewed yesterday

We were staying just across the bridge at Slussen, so we went there often. Churches, royal Palace, Nobel Museum, all worth a visit, lots of cafes, restaurants, shops (lots of touristy stuff, but some interesting, high quality gift shops too) and squares to sit out...More

Thank Ruth C
Reviewed yesterday

Just a wonderful and cozy area with so much history. Such a nice place and recommended to just go for a walk, eat lunch or explore the city.

Thank AprilGil
Reviewed yesterday

There are nice cafes, souvenir shops and old architectural style city. Started my walk from Gamla Stan Metro station towards the royal palace. there are narrow streets but it will take you 100 years back with its unique architectural buildings. There are several cafes, restaurants...More

Thank niketa18
Reviewed yesterday

Gamla Stan,, Stockholm's Old Town, is full of points of interest, and it's easy to get so absorbed in travelling from place to place on your walking tour that you forget to just look up, look around, and enjoy the architecture and the general atmosphere...More

Thank Expially D
Reviewed yesterday

Lots of narrow streets, interesting side streets, old style buildings etc. Lots of shops, some very touristy some more interesting. Lots of places to get food or refreshments. Some great bars and restaurants. Always appears busy with visitors from all over the world. Getting to...More

Thank ASG-Preston
Reviewed yesterday

Typical city centre for shopping and restaurants if that is what you want. It is away from water fonts so full of locals and of course tourists

Thank rogercallan
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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20 July 2017|
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Response from p1cotton | Reviewed this property |
Possibly Gamla Stan (the old town).
8 July 2017|
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Response from PLO528 | Reviewed this property |
If you are not with a tour group, then I would dress according to Yelp. However, believe me, they will know you are tourists so there really isn't any dress code. It can get cold but you are never outside longer than 30... More
30 May 2017|
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Response from Smile072013 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend "Himlen" with the best view, "Södra Teatern" have also nice view. An sophisticated hotel and restaurant is "T-Bar, Diplomaten". "Park Inn by Radisson Stockholm Hammarby Sjöstad" is a pretty new and god... More
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