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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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So many cool shops

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Must see, be aware of the streets. They are very old and if you have a hard time walking, you have to be very careful. We went during Christmas so we enjoyed the Christmas market. The glogg, (a warmed wine) was amazing and I'm not a wine drinker. Don't miss the little iron boy! He's kinda hidden in a little... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are a number of museums, churches and the palace within Gamla Stan that should put it on every tourists list. The place is very popular on the weekend so be prepared to handle the crowd. There are plenty of great restaurants, tourist shops and bars. You can easily spend the whole day here. A great spot if you're selecting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cosy and Nice place to see, especially with the christmas atmosphere, that you can feel, smell, taste and see everywhere in Stockholm

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved walking around the old town. Quirky streets, great views and lots of different things around the corners. Drank Glogg in the square which was lovely. Small Christmas market, lots of restaurants and many tourist shops. It really is about the history....

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Narrow cobbled streets with very little motorised traffic, and the buildings decorated at this time of year (December) with illuminated stars and candle holders in almost every window create a wonderful ambience. A paradise for those who love window shopping (and buying) and for those who prefer a choice of cafés and other refreshment establishments...... It is worth mentioning that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

With its colorful houses, cozy little cafés and restaurants and cobblestone streets Stockholm's Old Town (Gamla Stan) feels like a place out of a fairy tale. It's highly recommended to just wander around and expore the little alleys and side streets and see where they take you.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quaint architecture, small pedestrian streets, quirky shops but a bit touristy. Nice place to potter around with plenty of bars to refresh yourself en route

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you enjoy old buildings, narrow paved streets and a lot of small shops, bars, restaurants and boutiques, that's the place. Should you visit Stockholm during December, there's a nice Christmas market, too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely unmissable if you're in Stockholm. Beautiful architecture. Lots of great restaurants, cafes and gift shops. The only disappointment that I came here specifically for the Christmas Markets but was underwhelmed. The stalls were very few and contents were disappointing. Glögg (mulled wine) was served in paper cup instead of seasonable collectible mugs.

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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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