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Stockholm Old Town

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
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Address: Stockholm, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 8 411 11 88
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Quaint architecture, small pedestrian streets, quirky shops but a bit touristy. Nice place to potter around with plenty of bars to refresh yourself en route

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quaint architecture, small pedestrian streets, quirky shops but a bit touristy. Nice place to potter around with plenty of bars to refresh yourself en route

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you enjoy old buildings, narrow paved streets and a lot of small shops, bars, restaurants and boutiques, that's the place. Should you visit Stockholm during December, there's a nice Christmas market, too.

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Definitely unmissable if you're in Stockholm. Beautiful architecture. Lots of great restaurants, cafes and gift shops. The only disappointment that I came here specifically for the Christmas Markets but was underwhelmed. The stalls were very few and contents were disappointing. Glögg (mulled wine) was served in paper cup instead of seasonable collectible mugs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Old Town as part of a tour. There was more to see than a two hour tour could possibly cover. Lots of places and stories. We were there late November and the Christmas Market was small but enjoyable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So different from modern Stockholm and just a 15 minute walk from Central Station. Quaint streets, abundance of restaurants and bars and lots of independent shops with some different merchandise

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great city I arrived airport and got Stockholm pass card ( worthwhile)I should have got transport card as much cheaper to get around and easy if only 2 days . You still need buy Airport Arland express ticket to Stockholm . This takes you very central to west side of city I stayed city backpackers straight up the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This area is full of old buildings set on the old streets of Stockholm - very picturesque with lots of little shops, restaurants and tourists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

European city Old Towns are like snow flakes, at first they look alike but once you investigate they prove to be unique. Gamla Stan is a magnificent example of that. Packed with historical sites and information, Gamla Stan offers a condensed version of Stockholm history. While this is the center of old town there are other adjacent neighborhoods that hold... More 

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Full with competitive and touristic resaurants and salesmen who want to sell you their useless souvenirs and average food. Good for walking around and admiring architecture and history. For food go to sodermalm.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cute area to walk around in. There are a lot of small stores to shop in, it easy to get here by the metro.

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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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