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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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+46 8 411 11 88
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Pretty, unique, historic, full of restaurants and shopping

Right next to this part of Stockholm is the Royal Palace, well worth seeing (including museums). Restaurants, cafe's and fun shopping. Venture out from the main streets and enjoy... read more

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Right next to this part of Stockholm is the Royal Palace, well worth seeing (including museums). Restaurants, cafe's and fun shopping. Venture out from the main streets and enjoy the cobble stones and the historic buildings. Go early one morning and bring a camera. So pretty!

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Athens, Greece
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It is a charming nice quarter in Stockholm that you can see within 2-3 hours slow walk. Nice cobblestone narrow streets, historical buildings,museums, nice restaurants and cafes, souvenirs shops etc. It is definitely a must go once in Stockholm.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take a morning stroll up and down the narrow alleys of this historical scenery. Get here before the tourists.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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We had fun. A small and charming area. It helped to have glorious sunshine. Remember that everything opens later on a Sunday.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great part of Stockholm and one that everyone who is visiting should see. Cobble stone streets lined with many shops and restaurants that one could spend all day exploring. I visited during the tail end of winter when it was not terribly busy, but I can imagine this area being packed with people in the warmer seasons.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Old town of Stockholm is unbelievably beautiful with it's many tiny streets and iconic, scandinavian architecture. The athmosphere is charming and the famous sights are worth the visiting.The Gamla Stan (Old town) is full of pubs, restaurants, souvenir shopps and with arts and crafts stores. It is located on an island in the middle of the Swedish capital city... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The buildings in this square are very beautiful and iconic of Stockholm. It's also where the christmas market is set up in winter. Make sure to include this square as you stroll through Stockholm

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been staying in Stockholm last weekend, stayed in the city centre. It's really beautiful in spring time, still a bit cold, but marvellous. Recommend to visit this part of city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent the whole afternoon walking around the Old Town, visiting the museums and small alleyways, drinking hot coffee during the cold winter and just people/tourist watching!

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lovely weather when we visited Stockholm old town. Nice to walk down the narrow alleys and visit the small shops full of interesting souveniers. Of course you can also found those souvenir shops filled with all kind of crap but luckily there is also shops focusing for swedish craftmanship.

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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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