Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan, or “The Old Town”, is Stockholm’s original epicenter and dates back to the 13th century. It is a charming labyrinth of cobbled streets, colorful alleyways, and bygone architecture. It has become a lively tourist attraction due to its unchanged charm, Renaissance architecture, and being home to one of the oldest restaurants in the world.

Old and new

The buzzing, compact island of Gamla Stan is home to the medieval cathedral, the Nobel Museum, and the king’s official residence: the Royal Palace. Need a break from sightseeing? Sample the trendy cocktail bars or modern bistros serving contemporary Nordic cuisine.