Gamla Stan (The Old Town), Stockholm

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    View over Sondermalm's Main Square
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    Views over Gamla Stan and the harbour

    by IreneMcKay Updated Jul 5, 2014

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    Views over Gamla Stan
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    Favorite thing: There were some lovely views over Gamla Stan and the harbour from the Sodermalm area. These pictures were taken from the Katarina hissen elevator. You pay to go up the elevator and can take views from the viewing platform at the top.

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    Gamla Stan

    by HORSCHECK Written Dec 7, 2013

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    Favorite thing: The old town "Gamla Stan" is the oldest part of Stockholm dating back approximately 750 years. This part of the town is dominated by narrow cobbled streets and many churches like the 13th century St. Nicolas Church (Storkyrkan), the German Church (Tyska kyrkan) and the Finnish Church (Finska kyrka).

    In the north eastern corner of the old town the 18th century Royal Palace (Kungliga Slottet) can be found.

    Directions:
    Stockholm's old town "Gamla Stan" is located on a small island in the centre of the city.
    The nearest metro stop is "Gamla Stan".

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    Guard Change Ceremony

    by Tanechka Written Apr 9, 2006

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    Favorite thing: The main features of the Stockholm royal palace is not only a unique museum of treasures, but also kept ancient tradition of changing the guard which is passing every day in a court yard of a palace and going back to an epoch of coronation of Gustav Vasa. Ceremony starts from the Museum of Army and goes through Riddargatan, Artillerigatan, Strandv?gen, Hamngatan, Regeringsgatan, Gustav Adolfs torg, Norrbro, Skeppsbron and Slottsbacken. In summer time this ceremony goes daily at 12:15, on the week-ends 13:15, other time on Wednesdays and Saturdays . It was the most remarkable ceremony I ever had seen.

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    Stortorget

    by yooperprof Updated Jan 11, 2004

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    marktet stalls in Stortorget

    Favorite thing: Stortorget is the main square on Gamla Stan. In December, there's a cute Christmas Market here. With its 18th century gabled buildings, in the shadow of the Stokyrkan, and cobbled streets veering off in several directions, this is a very European place. In the year 1520, this was the site of the brutal execution of some ninety prominent Swedish leaders, killed on the orders of the nefarious King Christian II of Denmark. This event; known as the Stockholm Bloodbath, was a turning point in the long struggle of Swedes to emerge from under a heavy Danish yoke.

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    Gamla stan, the old town !...

    by Tomtom-Paris Updated Aug 12, 2003

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    Gamla Stan

    Favorite thing: This is the oldest part of Stockholm. You have to walk in this small island. You can visit a lot of museums, eat a typical food in a cellar restaurants and of course you can drink something.
    The principals streets are Österlånggatan, Stora Nygatan, Västerlanggatan and the square Stortorget but if you want to discover Gamla Stan walk aimlessly in the small streets.
    You can also visit the Royal Palace and the cathedral of Sweden (Storkyrkan)
    You can see more photos in my travelogue 'Gamla Stan'

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    Gamla Stan...

    by CandS Updated Jun 4, 2003

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    Gamla Stan

    Favorite thing: Gamla Stan = The Old Town.

    I really loved this place!!! The streets are skinny and the shops are tiny... I loved the cobblestone pavements too... I wish my photos had turned out better...

    Just don't go shopping in Gamla Stan if you don't have a lot of money...it is a very expensive area...

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    GAMLA STAN (Old Town) ...

    by LysDor Updated May 31, 2003

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    Favorite thing: GAMLA STAN (Old Town)

    It is located on the tiny island of Riddarholmen, is the picturesque core of the 'Venice of the North'. The Old Town's main streets, Österlånggatan and Västerlånggatan, are pedestrianised and lined with shops but still you can feel an unspoilt medieval ambience coming from the strong colored buildings!

    The narrowest street is only 90cm large!

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    A city on the islands

    by satara Written May 30, 2003

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    bridges, canals, bridges

    Favorite thing: You can't get away of the feeling that all the time you are just crossing bridges, passing near the canal and that the building you see just in front of you on the other side of canal-road can't be reached directly and you must go around for the next bridge to do so!

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    Beatiful narrow roads..

    by Erkmen Written May 20, 2003
    narrow roads in gamla stan

    Favorite thing: While walking in gamla stan you can see many small roads, still surrounded with shops and walking in a lovely environment..

    Swedes keep gamla stan quiet clean, if you look at the picture not even a dust can be seen..

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    Gamla Stan is a must

    by barcodex Updated May 13, 2003

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    Favorite thing: "Gamla Stan" stands for "Old City" in Swedish.It is really an oldest part of Stockholm. Narrow streets full of tourist shops and expensive restaruants if you don't pay enough attention to the houses around you. Look above the shops, and you can find a lot of interestings, like canon balls in the walls of houses, for example. Some houses are built right on a ancient city wall, so you can touch red bricks being inside a boutique!

    It's very simple task to locate Gamla Stan. It is a separate island right in the center of the city, and you will easily see it on any map of Stockholm you will have chance to look at. If you haven't - ask anyone on the street. If nobody's around, you can also try to look at signs on the streets. If you will not find a pointer to Gamla Stan, you can try to find pointers to Sergels Torg or Kungsholmen - follow them and you will be rewarded by the correct sign soon.

    Fondest memory: Panorama of Gamla Stan from the Gondola at Slussen. (Photos coming soon)

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    Neighbourhoods: Gamla Stan

    by Maline Written Apr 2, 2003

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    The parliament building

    Favorite thing: Gamla Stan is south of Norrmalm and you get there by crossing one of the bridges. One suggestion is going down the street of Drottninggatan and the walk via the small island of Helgeandsholmen, that hosts the parliament building. (See pic)
    Gamla Stan ("Old Town") is the site of the original town. The first mention of the name "Stockholm" was in a letter by king Birger jarl in the year 1252, so last year (2002) the city celebrated its 750th anniversary.
    Gamla stan is a place to walk slowly through. Many narrow passages and old style buildings in this part of town. Also, the Royal Castle is here.

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    GAMLA STAN (Old Town)The...

    by LysDor Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: GAMLA STAN (Old Town)



    The Old Town of today is full of restaurants, where food from all over the world is served.



    But around the next corner one can find peace in the middle of the city.

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  • My favourite place in...

    by chantie Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: My favourite place in Stockholm is Gammla Stan (Old Town). It's in the centre of the city and, as its name says, the old part of the town. The streets are small and croocked and go up and down, everywhere are cpzy little shops and it is perfect to buy some tourist souvenirs :)

    On the square in the middle of the old town, Roxette (yes my faves) recorded most of the video to their single 'Fading like a Flower'. They also used the 'Stadhuset' (Town hall) in that video, which is also an absolute must to see when you visit Stockholm. Though beware of all the messages the Roxette-fans left on this beautiful building... it wasn't me!!

    Fondest memory: My best memory of Stockholm until now would be... Meeting Sarah at the boat terminal!! Sounds very stupid but we hadn't seen each other for a while. Sarah is my best friend and she lives in Stockholm for a year. I travelled more than 24 hours to Stockholm, had to wait for 4 hours at the boat terminal for the boat from Helsinki to arrive and there she was! She was with a group of our friends who all went to Helsinki.

    Second best memory is OF COURSE the marvelous concert of ROXETTE that I went to at the Globen arena, in November 2001!

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    Gamla Stan - the old town

    by Waoife Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Go for a walk around the old town (Gamla Stan). With it's cobbled pedestrianised streets it's really easy to spend a few hours strolling round this pretty area of the city.

    A good place to buy a few postcards & souvenirs.

    The numerous cafes & shops selling freshly made waffles & delicious ice cream are an added attraction!!!

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    GAMLA STAN (Old Town) It is...

    by Lys-Noir Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: GAMLA STAN (Old Town)

    It is located on the tiny island of Riddarholmen, is the picturesque core of the 'Venice of the North'. The Old Town's main streets, Österlånggatan and Västerlånggatan, are pedestrianised and lined with shops but still you can feel an unspoilt medieval ambience coming from the strong colored buildings!
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