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Gamla stan
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Gamla stan

Gamla Stan, the Old Town, is one of the largest and best preserved medieval city centers in Europe, and one of the foremost attractions in Stockholm. This is where Stockholm was founded in 1252.

All of Gamla Stan and the adjacent island of Riddarholmen are like a living pedestrian-friendly museum full of sights, attractions, restaurants, cafés, bars and places to shop. Gamla Stan is also popular with aficionados of handicrafts, curios and souvenirs. The narrow winding cobblestone streets, with their buildings in so many different shades of gold, give Gamla Stan its unique character. Even now cellar vaults and frescoes from the Middle Ages can be found behind the visible facades, and on snowy winter days the district feels like something from a story book.

There are several beautiful churches and museums in Gamla Stan, including Sweden’s national cathedral Stockholm Cathedral and the Nobel Museum. The largest of the attractions in the district is the Royal Palace, one of the largest palaces in the world with over 600 rooms. In addition to the reception rooms, there are several interesting museums in the Palace, including the Royal Armory, with royal costumes and armor. Don't miss the parade of soldiers and the daily changing of the guard.

Västerlånggatan and Österlånggatan are the district’s main streets. The city wall that once surrounded the city ran inside these streets along what is now Prästgatan. In the middle of Gamla Stan is Stortorget, the oldest square in Stockholm. Stortorget is the central point from which runs Köpmangatan, the oldest street in Stockholm, which was mentioned as early as the fourteenth century. Mårten Trotzigs gränd (Mårten Trotzigs alley) is hard to find. It’s the narrowest alley in Gamla Stan, only 90 centimeters wide at its narrowest point. Make sure not to miss Riddarholmen and the Riddarholmen Church. The church is a royal burial church, and was built as a Franciscan monastery for the so-called Grey Brother monks in the thirteenth century.

The Royal Palace

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The Royal Palace

ABBA The Museum & Swedish Music Hall of Fame

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ABBA The Museum

Junibacken

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Junibacken

Berwaldhallen

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Berwaldhallen

The Kaknäs Tower

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The Kaknäs Tower

Things to do in Stockholm - Top 10

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Moderna Museet

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Moderna Museet

Red Sightseeing: by bus and boat

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Red buses

Artipelag

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Artipelag

Architecture and Design Centre (ArkDes)

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The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design

Stockholm on a rainy day

2 Café • 4 Shopping • 4 Attraction • 1 Activity

The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities

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The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities

Nobel attractions

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Bicycle Sightseeing Tour

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Bicycle Sightseeing Tour

Tullgarn Palace

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Tullgarn Palace

Open Top Tours

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Open Top Tours

ArkDes

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ArkDes

Stockholm Concert Hall

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Stockholm Concert Hall

Rosendal Palace

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Rosendal Palace

Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art

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Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art

Folkoperan

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Bergius Botanic Garden and Park

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Tantolunden

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Tantolunden

Birka

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Birka

The Butterfly House Haga Ocean

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The Butterfly House Haga Ocean

K.A. Almgren Silk Weaving

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K.A. Almgren Silk Weaving

The Chinese Pavilion

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The Chinese Pavilion

Gallery Pascale

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Gallery Pascale