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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
+46 8 411 11 88
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Reviewed today

Completely full of tourists so go early or late when the cruise ship passengers aren’t there. Even with them it is still a great place to wander about. Plenty of shops and restaurants and cafes.

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed yesterday

Not far from our Hotel, the Old Town was only a short walk. The place is perfect for just wandering around enjoying the history of the place, you can also get there easily via the T-Bana. There are specific places to visit like the palace,...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A lovely neighbourhood to just wander around and get lost! You can get every bit of nonsense souvenirs but you can also find the most amazing small restaurants and bars to sit at and enjoy people watching! Spend a day there is easy!

Thank ceklarsen
Reviewed yesterday

Great area to wander around and people watch.There are lots of places to sit and eat or have a drink.

Thank donna w
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’m newly in love, this time with this city! It vibrant, modern and ancient at the same time! Lots of nice boutiques and friendly cafes, souvenir shops and touristic attractions. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes for the street are not even!

Thank Oleksandra A
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the main attractions of the city. Accessible easily from the Gamla Stan station on T-bana. Walking down the winding, narrow, cobbled paths of the city could be a unique experience. There is provision for guided tours which is included in the...More

Thank sjt49dtt
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed a few hours both on a guided tour and with free time to wander this area. Great selection of stores, cafes and restaurants.

Thank Alan E
Reviewed 2 days ago

We joined a walking tour but found that with the many groups congrugating in the alleys, sometimes it's difficult to hear the commentaries. But nevertheless it was great to roam this neighbourhood with it's cobbled alleyways. We had a delicious lunch of Swedish meatballs in...More

Thank sk248
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My friends and I stayed in Gamla Stan (old town) and had a lovely time - everything in waking or public transport distance. The public transport itself was amazing - regular buses and underground metros. Everything needed in a close vicinity - supermarket, restaurants, gift...More

Thank georgiawade
Reviewed 2 days ago

be there in sunrise, or at night (to avoid a crowds), or in the middle of the day - any case your expectations will be exceeded

Thank Viktor Y
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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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1 June 2018|
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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
Sherrie N
28 March 2018|
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Response from LuvtoSafari | Reviewed this property |
I was just in Stockholm and looked hard at The Original Stockholm Historical Ghost Walking Tour (look for it under Tours on TripAdvisor). We were there on Easter Sunday, so it wasn’t running. It’s a night time walking tour... More
Essen C
25 March 2018|
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Response from Filur | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Sorry tried to find out if they are open, but I guess theu have not posted it yet. But there will certainly be other Place that will be open and well Worth a visit. Welcome to Stockholm!