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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.
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Stockholm, Sweden
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My friends and I were in Stockholm for 3 days before visiting Norway and Denmark and spent a lot of our time in the old town. The island is quaint and steeped in history. We found it worthwhile going on a free walking tour of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank joncly1990
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A beautiful quaint little part of the city,with many quirky shops n restaurants,you can also get the ferry from skansen etc from the waterfront,all in all a pleasant if expensive & touristy area to visit :-)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Paul T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Old Town of Stockholm is one of my absolute favorites. Fantastic to just stroll around in and enjoy. There are many nice restaurants and cafes. The area is as nice in summer as decorated for Christmas. Worth a visit alone or in company with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank StefanA106
Reviewed yesterday

I live in stockholm and its one of my favorite parts of the city - go there :) So much to discover, not only for tourists but really for every citizen. And its the place in sthlm with most live-music-bars as well. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andreas P
Reviewed yesterday

We found Old Town very interesting and quite central. We stayed at the First Hotel Reisen. A pleasant walk to the Vasa Museum, close to countless souvenir shops, restaurants, clothing stores, transportation, etc.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LandPY
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good place to visit lots to see and explore the architecture of the buildings is great to look at the narrow streets are good for walking

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael K
Reviewed yesterday

This is the oldest part of Stockholm - still quite a few people lives ther. It's a short walk from the railway station and it also has a Tube station - Gamla Stan. Good restaurants of many kinds and a few hotels - mostly upscale....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MexMats
Reviewed 2 days ago

if you visit Stockholm this is a must you will not be disappointed. Yes its a bit touristy but worth the visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Desilva2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were here over the weekend and found it to be a nice picturesque town. It's a laid back place too. We were here during the day on Saturday it was quite busy but on Sunday evening it was very quiet places were closing early...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vickik961
Reviewed 2 days ago

Old Town is a charming place to visit. Lots of historical places to visit including the Palace and many museums. There are charming restaurants and gift shops for all visitors to explore.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank toots1965
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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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5 September 2018|
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Response from M9737BBdaniell | Reviewed this property |
Hi Nick, No, not for Old Town only. It can be convenient for a full Stockholm tour. Best way to explore Old Town is by foot.
5 September 2018|
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Response from Madona0035 | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, For my trip to Stockholm, I didn’t go to Nynäshamm. But I think the ideal way to travel is taking the SL train as it will take you directly to the Stockholm City, which is Central Station (T-Centralen in... More
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