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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Stockholm, Sweden
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
+46 8 411 11 88
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Reviewed today via mobile

If you come to Stockholm your visit wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the old city. The palace square and church is beautiful. Check the schedule for the changing of the guard. We were lucky and saw the Calvary. There are a lot of...More

Thank mfrs
Reviewed today via mobile

Lots of history and plenty of restaurants. Excellent architecture and lots of history to be seen and experienced . Take your time and wander the streets of the old town. The Bread and Salt has great cinnamon buns and the cardamon version is special. The...More

Thank Kim K
Reviewed today via mobile

I go there everytime when i come to Stockholm and find something new everytime. Good restaurants and pubs. Also the scifi shop is something worth a visit!

Thank Jari1
Reviewed today

I took the metro from our hotel to Gamla Stan and just enjoyed walking around, people watching, and taking photos. Even though I passed a number of important sites, I chose to enjoy the nice day and opportunity to be out and about instead, and...More

Thank Harold G
Reviewed today

Nice if hardly earth shattering, busy, pleasant, smaller than I had expected in terms of physical size. Less choice in terms of food and shopping and honestly, a bit of a tourist trap.

Thank Westerly1965
Reviewed today via mobile

Real old town dating from 1400’s. No bomb repair, re-guilding, or recreation: just the real thing. A serious walk from the cruise ship terminal. Gift shops, antiques and food galore. Prices are not for the faint hearted. We were warned about young pickpockets but had...More

Thank MaryandBobontheroad
Reviewed today

We loved strolling around the old streets of Stockholm and we were amazed with how clean and well kept everythng is.

Thank verdemiss90
Reviewed yesterday

Gamla Stan is an interesting collective of of outlets and restaurants amidst buildings of historical significance. The Royal Palace prevails and warrants particular attention. The old town is easy to navigate but for me offered more of the same in regards to shops and restaurants.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed yesterday

This is a really fun place to spend time whilst in Stockholm. The boutiques , restaurants, bars and food stores are all so interesting. Definitely try the local food and beer.

Thank Vcs2001s
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Simply beautiful and amazing site to visit nice but expensive shops. Lots of people and a great atmosphere

Thank Mikkel R
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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)
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18 August 2018|
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Response from kyriakos169 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Take a taxi fixed fare. Go to center of Stockholm Ahlens/Drottningsgatan and walk from there to the old down. Sightseeing by foot. Lots of restaurangs and shops on the way to see. Suggest you visit the Royal Palace if... More
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Response from PeterBessems | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the best way to see Stockholm in such a short time is to take the Arlanda Express train from the AirPort Stockholm Arlanda. IT s very fast train and brings you directly to the center of Stockholm in 20 min. With a taxi... More
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Response from Sachin K | Reviewed this property |
Hello ! Stockholm is a great city and is considered as Venice of the North, even though residents of Amsterdam may not agree. I would highly recommend you to visit Gamla Stan, which is the old town and probably the most... More