Tourist guide to Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan JodocusDeunk/Flickr

Gamla Stan ©JodocusDeunk/Flickr

Gamla Stan is the old town of Stockholm. The area is considered the most charming part of Stockholm. If you are planning your holiday in the wonderful city of Stockholm, you can not miss to visit Gamla Stan. In the old town you have many possibilities to enjoy your vacation, if you like old buildings, studios and museums. Below I will present you a tourist guide to Gamla Stan. As Stockholm is one of the most visited destinations in the country, Gamla Stan also makes part of the major points of interests for travelers to Sweden. Famous for its unique architectural jewels, Gamla Stan is a truly remarkable place to visit. You shouldn’t miss it either.

About Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan is the old town of Stockholm, being situated on the Stadsholmen Island. Gamla Stan annually attracts more than 1 million visitors. This unique old town is famous for its fantastic old buildings, museums, studios, squares and streets. If you are planning to spend some days in the wonderful old town, you can see fantastic visitor attractions here.

Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s biggest area of restaurants, studios, museums and tourist shops. In the old town the most visited tourist attraction is the King’s Castle, I suggest you to visit it.

Gamla Stan JodocusDeunk/Flickr

Gamla Stan ©JodocusDeunk/Flickr

Landmarks

If you decide to visit the fantastic old town, you can visit museums, squares, studios and so on. The most visited places in Gamla Stan are the following: Nobelmuseet, The Royal Castle and Cornelis Vreeswijkmuseet. The Nobelmuseet is one of the most visited museums in the city. If you like fantastic exhibitions, I suggest you to visit this museum. It is full of astonishing books, objects relating to Alfred Nobel, Nelson Mandela and Wintson Churchill.

Vreeswijkmuseet was built to commemorate Cornelis Vreeswijk. The museum includes exhibitions relating to Cornelis’ life, including newspapers, objects and his guitar among others. It is meritorious to visit it. The Royal Castle is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the city. This wonderful building attracts annually more than 500.000 of visitors. The royal guards protect the castle 24 hours a day since 1523. I suggest you to visit it.

The Royal Castle Jenny&Peter/Flickr

The Royal Castle ©Jenny&Peter/Flickr

Hotels in Gamla Stan

If you decide to spend more than one day in Gamla Stan, you have many options to choose a fantastic hotel. These are the following: Lady Hamilton Hotel, Lord Nelson Hotel, First Hotel Reisen and so on. The Lady Hamilton Hotel is one of the most popular hotels in the old town, thanks to its proximity to the Royal Castle.

The prices are acceptable at the hotels of Gamla Stan. You have many facilities in these hotels, like parking area, 24 hours room service and so on.

Restaurants in Gamla Stan

If you are walking in the old town and you get hungry and tired, get in any of the fine restaurants and coffees you find on the Vasterlanggatan Street. If you would like to taste fantastic Swedish foods and drink delicious coffees, I suggest you to visit this street.

Restaurants and coffees in Gamla Stan Jess Pac/Flickr

Restaurants and coffees in Gamla Stan ©Jess Pac/Flickr

 

 

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