Gamla Stan is a must visit if you’re in Stockholm. The colourful buildings of the old town are magical to explore and you’ll find many cute cafes, clothing stores and souvenirs. Additionally, there are also many beautiful churches and museums throughout Gamla Stan Stockholm.
Where to stay in Stockholm
There are a variety of places to stay in Stockholm although you won’t find many budget options. When we visited Stockholm, we stayed at Hotel Diplomat which was in the perfect location. It was a short walk to Gamla Stan and Skansen. The hotel is quite luxury with amazing service, beautiful rooms and delicious food. Another great central hotel is Hotell Gyllene Geten which is located right in the middle of Gamla Stan.
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How to get to Gamla Stan Stockholm
There are many ways you can reach Gamla Stan. Depending on how far you’re staying, you can get a bus, the metro, a taxi or walk. We decided to walk since we weren’t staying too far away. The closest metro station to Gamla Stan is Gamla Stan T-Bana then from here it’s a 5 minute walk. The closest bus stations are Mälartorget, Riddarhustorget, Slottsbacken and Kornhamnstorg. All of these bus stations are also within 5 minutes walking distance of Gamla Stan.
What to expect
Gamla Stan, also known as Old Town and Stockholms original city centre, is filled with many attractions which will keep you busy all day. From its golden yellow and orange buildings to its endless cafes and restaurants, there’s no questions as to why this place is so popular among locals and tourists. Be sure to stop by one of the cute cafes for a traditional Swedish Fika (coffee and cake).
We spent most of our day wandering the cobble stone streets taking photos in front of the beautiful buildings, as well as admiring all the small local souvenir shops. Down every ally is something unique and exciting. Gamla stan is also home to Stockholms narrowest street. You’ll come across many different beautiful churches, museums and clock towers while you wonder the cobble stone streets. If you have time, be sure to check out one of the museums nearby like the Medieval Museum.
Gamla Stan is one of Stockholms most popular attractions and you definitely shouldn’t miss out on visiting! Be sure to also check out Skansen for a unique open air museum and zoo.