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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” (585 reviews)
“gamla stan” (1,593 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (345 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Stockholm, Sweden
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
+46 8 411 11 88
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is very easy to visit the city centre if you arrive at the Central Station. Once arrived, the beautiful cobble streets will lead you to the German Church, which is amazing! Another beautiful church is the St. Clara Church, it is right in front...More

Thank Ioana A
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a typical tourist area but it's Stockholm! Lots of typical souvenir shops with lots of moose-related merchandise. But it's a fun place to walk and have a coffee.

Thank b0b202
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Old Town, or Gamla Stan, is a very beautiful area, full of quaint buildings and things to see. There are also lots of (expensive) coffee shops, restaurants and bars. However, as someone who has luckily visited many European cities, I have to say that...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 2 days ago

The area of Gamla Stan holds some beautiful old buildings, but much of the area has little else than shops that sell badly made cheap rubbish for high prices. The restaurants and cafes here charge almost twice as much as those in other parts of...More

Thank Brendan M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Simply amazing, i really enjoyed it. There were a lot of shops, old pubs and the people were friendly. Clean streets with typical houses from the old story.

Thank Andrea_Cicotto
Reviewed 3 days ago

Old Town is such a lovely place to walk around. It can get a little crowded, but the buildings are so beautiful and there are so many nice stores to look in. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes where you can have lunch...More

Thank TravelingNatalie
Reviewed 3 days ago

Gamla Stan is sadly an old architectural area "drowning" in trendy shops/eateries. Very little culture remain!!

Reviewed 3 days ago

to stroll around these old quarters while in Stockholm. Beware of the hords of turists however. Select a time of the year and day of the week to away the masses.

Thank michael c
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

....but full of traps for tourists. Meaning its expensive and full of souvenirs and bric bracs. Make sure you get lost in the narrow streets. Thats where you find treasures.

Thank Maria N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Definitely a must see if in Stockholm. The Old Town is full of quaint streets bustling with people and interesting shops. The architecture is gorgeous too, and there's a lot of history here!

Thank LunaClare
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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