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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.
"The Royal Armoury with a special exhibit of samurai knives"
reviewed 5 days ago by jlareza
Very interesting exhibit of old royal armours or the royalties and their horses, royal clothing, small royal children's clothes. The heavy, woven armours for horses are amazing. For the season, we even saw an exhibit of katanas. A must see when you are in Stockholm. It is free to visit the Royal Armoury.
I know its just another Church in a place with so many, but this one has a bit more history especially with the Royal weddings taking place here over the centuries. I loved the art inside, especially St Andrew Killing the dragon which seems to appear in a lot of baltic/Scandinavian churches, this one is huge and magnificent .
This is a bit of a hole-in-the-wall restaurant with great draught beer made especially for this establishment. The seating was bench style and a bit hard but the pleasant conversation with the waitress/bartender and a very nice salad made up for the hard seats. Go for the ambiance, location and good food.
Great Viking-inspired food served in a basement restaurant in the Old Town. Live music. The only downside was how incredibly warm it was in there - unbearably so at times. Shared tables are out of the ordinary but fine as long as you're expecting it. Lovely food, which I think could succeed on its own even without the themed restaurant.
We stumbled upon Cafe Schweizer after a day of sightseeing in Gamla Stan and really loved the vibe of this place. I ordered a slice of one of their quiches and my friend ordered a salmon pie, plus we each got a small treat. Both dishes came out on huge platters with sides and salads and huge portions of both...
The food was great, fairly traditional, but really well cooked, albeit a bit rich, which I think is the way with the local cuisine. The standout was probably the bleak roe on potato cakes, but also the fried herring, with the lingonberries lifting the meal. Very rich and buttery.
We arrived a bit late, and without booking, but they were...
This hotel actually has a couple of apartments attached. This review is for one of them. We stayed in "The Commodore's Apartment." It was great. It actually cost me less than a room in the main apartment, and we got so much more for it! Had a full kitchen, bathroom, and living room. Also a clothes washing machine. Plus, you...
I have just spent two nights at the Lady Hamilton. This was a great hotel, located in the heart of Gamla Stan and close to many attractions. The hotel is also within easy walking distance of all types of public transport. I had a single room which was well equipped, cozy, but not too small. The bathroom was spacious and...
You can't beat the location. It was perfect. My room was very small and didn't have much room besides the bed. The staff were extremely helpful and breakfast was very nice. I would recommend to friends
Gamla Stan is a delightful part of Stockholm to stay and the First Hotel is a special place to stay. It's spitting distance from the Royal Palace, restaurants and cafes, shops, and its right on the waterfront!! One feels the medieval atmosphere just by location. Our room was comfortable, though smaller than many hotel rooms. The room was clean. We...
Lord Nelson is located in the heart of old town so great position to explore Stockholm.
Our room was the smallest in the hotel so not that comfortable but rest of the hotel makes up for it.
Great decor everywhere and fantastic poop deck on top the roof.