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Categories: Attractions

Vasastan: district guide

Publish date: 20 November 2020

The streets of Vasastan have a homey feel to them, as this is mostly a residential area. But there's also a plethora of small shops, exciting restaurants, and cozy cafés, well worth a trip alone!

Vasastan lies at the northern edge of innercity Stockholm, with Kungsholmen to the west, Östermalm to the east, and the city center to the South. Up until the 1880s, it consisted primarily of several large estates, when the city council decided it would become a residential area. The main bulk of the buildings are from the early 20th century which makes Vasastan a must-see for architecture buffs wanting to see examples of Nordic Classicism; the Stockholm Public Library (designed by Gunnar Asplund) and the buildings in Atlasområdet to name a few.

Vasastan has an abundance of restaurants and cozy cafés, mainly concentrated around Odenplan and St. Eriksplan. Rörstrandsgatan is a street worthy of a closer look. You'll also find many small shops and vintage stores sprinkled around this part of town, as well as the popular Bio Capitol-cinema. The big park Vasaparken is perfect for picnics in the summer and ice skating in the winter.