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“narrow streets”(658 reviews)
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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
+46 8 411 11 88
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 January 2004

Gamla Stan is one of the most enchanting places in Europe. It is on an island in central Stockholm and is a fantasticly preserved peice of 1600's city life. The changing of the guard at the royal palace is impressive as well as the royal...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2015

After finishing our Royal Caribbean cruise on June 28, our party of four waited in the taxi line for a cab to our airport Radisson hotel. We were greeted by a taxi driver from Company “TAXI 08”. Our driver, Muhammed, was friendly and spoke perfect...More

15  Thank Andy Z
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Reviewed today via mobile

Stockholm is a city with a soul. The old city and all the islands make it interesting. That's why they call it northern Venice. It is enough to just walk and enjoy in all colors of buildings.

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Reviewed today

Here for the first time, we arrive on Saturday only for 1 day. We can visit by foot all the hills and the old town, full of colors and nice old houses, typically of this region

Thank MattR476
Reviewed today

Great place ro walk around for about 1/2 day. (Fall) There was a little construction going on when I was there.

Thank josee19963
Reviewed today

I just stayed here for me Stockholm short trip and it was great. It is right between the city centre and Södermalm, also Djurgarden is easy to visit from here. So it's a super good location to stay and go around. Also it is just...More

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Reviewed today

It's famous, it's popular....it's touristy. Yes, it's all that. But still the highlight in this town. The narrow and - partly - cobbled streets are a pleasure to wander around. The Stora Nygatan - even a bit less popular and charming - is quite an...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I recommend going in a free walking tour or Search on google for the history and The misteries about Gamla Stan, like The scandinavian's smallest statue, the narrowest street on earth and some more!

Thank henrbra
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful place, lots to eat. I would recommend seeing the Royal Palace and Parliament for sure. A little touristy but what do you expect. Highly recommend.

Thank lukew855
Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked through Old Town a couple times while visiting Stockholm. A nice cobblestone area with a lot of tourist shops and cafes. Worth a look and a nice place to walk through but I wouldn’t spend a lot of time here.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Shops their open relatively late! 10 or 11 but walking around the area is fun. Its touristic indeed but not as ugly kind of tourism you see in other old major cities in Europe. Check the cathedral.. modest but beautiful.

Thank abdallaahmad
Reviewed 6 days ago

Self guided tour of the old town. Used a day pass from Uppsala Central. Allowed ferry, tram and bus travel to navigate this city. Intersected with guided walks, they appear to be very knowledgeable. Try Feka at one of the many cafe's in the narrow...More

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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