Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan is one of the world`s best-preserved medieval city centres.

Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s original city centre. It consists of Stadsholmen Island and Riddarholmen, Helgeandsholmen and Strömsborg, and it is one of the most interesting parts of Stockholm to explore on foot.

Gamla Stan is one of the best-preserved city centres in Europe. The area is a favourite for many tourists because of the appealing medieval streets and the many top sights, particularly the Royal Palace.

The Old Town is from the 13th century. German merchants built many patrician houses from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century, making Stockholm an important trade centre.


Must-see attractions in Gamla Stan

A couple of must-see attractions are nearby, such as Stockholm`s Cathedral Storkykan from the early fourteenth century. The Royal Palace and the parliament building. Gamla Stan consists of Stadsholmen Island and the islets of Riddarholmen, Helgeandsholmen and Strömsborg. Still, usually, people think of Stadsholmen when they mention Gamla Stan - Stadsholmen is the largest of the islands.

Take a coffee break at one of the many cosy coffee shops or restaurants before wandering further to unique handicraft shops. Many tourists relax at Stortorget on one of the benches at the square while admiring and taking photos of the colourful patrician houses. 

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  • Lattitude: 59.325695
  • Longitude: 18.071868