Stockholm is often held up as the finest tourist destination in Sweden and for good reason. The city is a vibrant center of modern Scandinavia and home to some incredible sights and sounds. However, when Radisson Blu asked the public to vote for their favorite attraction in Stockholm they picked something from the past. Stockholm's Old Town received the most votes in the competition and it is easy to see why. Gamla Stan, its name in Swedish, is a wonderfully preserved part of the city, filled with interesting attractions.
Exploring Stockholm’s historic streetsThe Old Town sits on its own island in the middle of central Stockholm, which is the area where the city was first founded during the 13th century. However, most of the buildings now date from the 17th and 18th centuries. The architecture reflects this past and the clean lines of the buildings reflect the area’s distinctive Scandinavian style. For a glorious example of a historic building in Gamla Stan, check out the House of Nobility, Riddarhuset in Swedish.
If you would like to spend more time here, the Old Town is home to many excellent shops and restaurants. The area is also within walking distance of the vibrant Stureplan, the city’s style and entertainment district. Two of the most popular attractions at Gamla Stan are the Great Church and the Christmas Markets in December. Be sure to check them out when visiting!
As the evening fallsWhen night starts to fall over Stockholm, the area transforms from a charming historical district to a lively nightlife hotspot. The cool waterfront bars, buzzing cafés and bistros are perfect if you are looking to unwind in the exciting city.
After spending a day in Gamla Stan, guests of Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel Stockholm are only a short walk away from their accommodation. The stylish hotel has high quality amenities and exceptional service to make your trip special.