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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 yesterday

You must walk to Gamla Stan. The change of the guards was great to see. We went on a Saturday and saw it around 12:30 or so. We walked around on a Sunday morning also and hardly anyone was out. It made for some great...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really attractive place. If you come early in the morning, you will feel the peace and trsnquillity of the place as old as the hills

Thank Victoria O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved strolling through the old town! There are so many cute restaurants, shops, and bars. Definitely recommend staying in this area as it’s centrally located to many of the tourist attractions.

Thank Kelly F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The old town of Stockholm is probably the nicest part of the city. It's narrow, winding cobbled streets are fun to wander round and it is packed with little shops and souvenirs. We did the free walking tour of the old town which was fantastic...More

Thank Beth C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent all morning walking around the old city and then took the 90 minute guided tour in the afternoon, well worth it. Interesting place and takes a good day with a lunch break

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a must when visiting Stockholm. The original old town, with restaurants and fast access to most important must-see locations in the capitol.

Thank Johan-finsteen
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walking along the narrow streets of Old Town is like visiting a museum ! Every building, every church, every shop resembles a museum exhibit ! They are well-kept to make you feel like you're back in ancient times when that was the whole of Stockholm...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Try the smaller streets and visit the German church. No place for eating though, too touristic. Don’t miss the change of guards at the castle.

Thank AnotherKlaus
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent atmosphere and friendly people. Many Souvenirs at nice little shops. Plenty of restaurants of different international cuisine.

Thank BioLife S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Good place to have a walk in, clean and friendly, but not as lovely as an Italian little town central.

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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