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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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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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fantastic maze of streets

amazing area. stayed within it. great,shops, museums, galleries, restaurants and bars although a bit more pricey but worth it.

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liverpool, merseyside
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

amazing area. stayed within it. great,shops, museums, galleries, restaurants and bars although a bit more pricey but worth it.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic island just in the center of the town, between the south and the northern part, called malmar. Here you can find the old architecture of the old houses and churches as well as you may meet the people living there today Stroll along the quays, look at all the big and small ships, walking the narrow streets, take a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Old Town of Stockholm, called Gamla Stan, is well worth a visit. Some of the shops in the Västerlånggatan are very touristic, but stroll around, have a coffee or a glass of wine in any of the other streets.

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Easy access to walk round with lots of restaurants, cafes and bars.. very good variety of shops and museums, churches...worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of pedestrian only narrow streets lined with shops and restaurants at street level,with residences above. Classic Old Town feel and look, close to everything and good transit support. Worth seeing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit while you are in Stockholm Sweden. Quaint Royal palace is located there also Nobel Museum however there are plans to relocate it. Many shops and restaurants too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had such a great time walking around just after the snow in January. It was beautiful. We loved the shops and restaurants.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great example of Stockholm at its best. It is stunningly beautiful and the history is amazing. Well worth the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The hype about Gamla Stan is understandable. It is very touristy, yes, especially along the main drag, but the small side streets are absolutely charming. Some of the shop keepers in those side streets are also great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The old centre of the city, a must to visit. Easily to wander around and find some great eating establishments. You have the opportunity to visit the royal palace and there is a free museum in the palace worth a visit. Plenty of antiques shops in this area, so enjoy.

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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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