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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” (543 reviews)
“gamla stan” (1,535 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (318 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Stockholm, Sweden
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
+46 8 411 11 88
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I think it is a must to visit the old town if we visit Stockholm. You could see the old colourful buildings. The design of the buildings' entrance are unique and artistic. The narrow streets are interesting for us to walk along. I am glad...More

Thank cpcog
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Old town is cute with little shops and restaurants scattered about. If you are visiting the palace be sure to take a little extra time to stroll around the traditional architecture.

Thank Sara E
Reviewed yesterday

Stockholm is gorgeous. Sun was shining. Gamla Stan (Old Town) is amazing. So much to see and do from architecture to passage ways to the palace and the harbor

Thank MarleneK
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stockholm is a gorgeous city in summer. The old town with its narrow cobbled streets and beautiful shops is breathtaking. It doesn't cost anything to wander around and it's wonderful to soak up the culture. Go to the church Cafe that costs less when you...More

Thank CCmilan
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a wonder around this place for a couple of hours then stopped fir a drink bug mistake it cost €17 for a vodka/lemonade and a Fanta but the town was worth a visit

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love how Gamla Stan (Old Town) continues to survive amidst the modern city of Stockholm. This is no tourist recreation of an old town artificially preserved for your travel enjoyment. This is a functional island town where people live and work showcasing the colorful...More

Thank bchotpotato
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed walking and seeing the locals and the river and buildings. Signage was good and all seemed to be enjoying looking at the architecture and statues.

Thank tweedybird26
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice place just to wander around, relax, meet with people. Cute little shops, cafes, and museums. I only budgeted 2 hours for this area and ended up spending most of the day, it is such a nice place to just relax and unwind.

Thank Nicholas J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We strolled the streets of the old town coming from Södermalm right through to the Parliament building. The streets are very picturesque with a huge variety of gift shops, bars and places to eat.

Thank herindorrs
Reviewed 2 days ago

The streets are very clean and well maintained. We were there in July with great weather, so there were alot of tourists on the move within the district. We would recommend that you take that into consideration if you don't like crowds. The buildings are...More

Thank Christopher C
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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21 July 2017|
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Response from p1cotton | Reviewed this property |
Possibly Gamla Stan (the old town).
9 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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