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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” (602 reviews)
“gamla stan” (1,645 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (355 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Stockholm, Sweden
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
+46 8 411 11 88
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful old town, too much bars. Nice metro stations - go by metro and look for stations, every is different and important. Everywhere you can start speak english, everyone will understand you. Vasa Museum is very surprised place - must See. Accomodation on border Of...More

Thank FLAMEjakub
Reviewed yesterday

highly recommandable part of Stockholm to stroll arround and have a coffee in one of the Little tiny coffee houses or Restaurants, if time visit a. nobel Museum or watch Change of guard at 12:15; see u ;)

1  Thank Roland S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely place to take a stroll to see some wonderful old houses, the royal palace. Though we did not visit any, I saw many interesting pubs and restaurants.

Thank Hallgrímur J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Gamla stan is the most beautiful and interesting part of Stockholm, according to me. Narrow alleys, beautiful and unique old houses and a lot of choices when it comes to restaurants and cafes. I could recommend a visit both in daylight and at evening

Thank enidano
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Its basically an old town with many colourful buildings and photographic opportunities. I'd definetly recommend it since its small and easily accessible by foot

Thank Luke A
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I spent four nights at an Airbnb apartment in the middle of Gamla Stan on our visit to Stockholm last summer. We walked all over the cobble stone alleys and streets of Old Town. It contains beautiful buildings, except the royal palace...More

Thank Razorfish
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice cobbled streets, cafes. We went at Christmas. They don’t have as much Christmas lighting and decoration as we do in the UK. Which in a way is nice! Less garish! Christmas market was too busy to enjoy.

Thank UrbanAngel5
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were fortunate enough to be staying in a relative's apartment about 20mins walk away from the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and we were even more fortunate with the weather, cold but sunshine and blue skies! The Old Town is one of the most colourful...More

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The old town of Stockholm is absolutely breathtaking . The architecture is great , there is lots to do . The only drawback is that it is really crowded . So I would recommend going on a week day

Thank Suvir B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Old Town was my favourite place to visit in Stockholm. Beautiful buildings and quaint alleys. Would recommend a walk around, afternoon Fika and then drinks and dinner in one of the restaurants hidden away.

Thank Emma S
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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