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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Stockholm, Sweden
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
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Reviewed yesterday

It is easy to walk all around the old town *(Gamla Stan). There are lots of shops and restaurants. If you are pressed for time during a short stay in Stockholm, you can easily get a flavor of the city.

Thank CaliforniaLeslie
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Replete with all the necessary ingredients to transport you back in time, Gamla Stan is the must visit place while in Stockholm. Adjoining areas have much to offer. Visit the Nobel Museam, Cathedral and the Royal Palace. Its also dotted with boutique shops for an...More

Thank nanshar
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed walking around this island just south of our hotel. Lots of shops to pop into. Luckily we had our GPS set up because we could have wandered into the maze of streets and become disoriented. We were fortunate the weather was good which...More

Thank Kate H
Reviewed yesterday

We spent part of an afternoon here just walking the streets, browsing the shops and picking up a little history. It's definitely worth 2 or 3 hours of your time.

Thank mrancer
Reviewed yesterday

Great to walk around and enjoy the restaurants and shops. The royal palace is in the old town and worth a visit. There is also the Nobel Prize which I didn't get a chance to see, but looked interesting.

Thank Caroline P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Oír favorite part of visiting Stockholm was walking around Old Town. It is a very clean and picturesque city. We ambled into several shops. I bought the most comfortable shoes, and the price was very reasonable. I wish I would have bought more! The people...More

Thank annarc6
Reviewed yesterday

Our family enjoyed walking through the old town area with its many restaurants and shops. It was a nice way to end our day of sightseeing and time on the water with a relaxing dinner with drinks in one of their outside cafes. We enjoyed...More

Thank JROHill32
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great couple of days exploring Stockholm’s Old Town. This is a very easy city to navigate on foot. We really enjoyed walking to many attractions. Old Town is full of restaurants and great shops. Very very enjoyable.

Thank gmtravellers
Reviewed yesterday

Quintessential old European town. Narrow streets, some good shops, & some tacky ones to browse & shop, & like most things in Stockholm.......expensive. However, it is a "must see" as the ambience, buildings, monuments, & streets are all interesting, so no boredom here. Get there...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed yesterday

Very picturesque, clean, cosy and beautiful old town. They even have a house, that is believed to be a house the Karlsson-on-the-Roof lived. Great place to eat, walk around, buy souvenirs, relax.

Thank WeirdMonday
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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 Daniel L | 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