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Gamla Stan, Stockholm

Gamla Stan

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750 years of history

Nowhere is Stockholm’s 750-year history better illustrated than in the Old Town (Gamla Stan), one of the largest and best preserved medieval city centres in Europe. Located in the middle of Stadsholmen Island, Gamla Stan dates back to the 13th century even though most of the surviving buildings are from the 1700s and 1800s.

Surprisingly, this lively and very sought-after district was once considered the slum of Stockholm from the mid 19th to 20th century.

Today, its narrow cobblestone streets make for a colourful labyrinth through the beautifully preserved old buildings and gothic churches as well as excellent cafés, bars, restaurants and shops. This part of the city also contains many art galleries, museums and other attractions, including the Nobel Museum and the Royal Palace.

For great people-watching, take a stroll through the main square, Stortorget, or wander down the main streets Västerlånggatan and Österlånggatan.

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