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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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2 days in Stockholm

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... read more

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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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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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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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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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It's nice to walk through and explore. We enjoyed it even in winter when it was snowing. I would recommend it!

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Enjoyed Old Town in Stockholm - walking around. The place is amazingly beautiful. Lovely coffee shops and restaurants everywhere

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Stockholm old town ha many interesting small shops and the atmosphere is very nice. A feel good area! Too many tourist shops though, but in between you also find genuine shops with products you do not find everywhere. There are also many possibilities for a nice meal, and do not just follow the main walk through the old town. Crisscross... More 

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We put away the maps and just walked around the tiny alleys. The old buildings make for a very nice atmosphere. The only negative thing would be the souvenir shops in every second window.

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Best part of Stockholm with lots of small cosy cafes for Swedish 'Fika'! Must visit when in Stockholm.

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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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