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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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Reviewed today

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 today

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 today 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 today

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
Reviewed yesterday

Nice vibes, many hidden tunnels, unique ice cream shops, and also found a geeky store that sold mangas in English! and many Japanese anime products. Great place to stroll during the afternoon.

Thank Julia P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Magnificent structure graces the waterfront Stockholm is a city of islands and the City Hall shows the beauty and austerity of the Swedish.

Thank C7256JHsusanc
Reviewed yesterday

Really interesting architecture, cobblestone streets. It was like stepping back in time. We only had half a day but I totally could have spent more time there exploring. We went through the royal castle and Stockholm Cathedral. Both were very interesting. We had a terrific...More

Thank Amber O
Reviewed yesterday

We stayed near the train station and walked to the old town every day. The waterfront is relaxing and a pretty place to stroll. The pedestrian-only streets are the perfect example of quintessential old European cities. We found some fun places to eat, drink and...More

Thank Colleen M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

nice place specially the old town restaurants old buildings bridges over the rivers castles with kindly peoples and a very good service Issam

Thank Isam A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The buildings are so pretty. There are lots of shops and sights to see while walking around. They also have cafes and coffee shops. You can spend a whole day walking around. It’s close to the waterfront

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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
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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
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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!