Take in the sights of the Old Town
The Old Town, known as “Gamla Stan” in Swedish, is an enchanting place and a must-see for all visitors to the city. One of Europe’s largest and best preserved medieval city centers, the Old Town draws thousands of visitors to Stockholm each year. The narrow, winding cobbled streets make it perfect for an afternoon stroll. As you make your way through the city you can stop by one of the many quaint cafes, bars or restaurants and just watch the world go by. In winter, Gamla Stan is like a scene out of a story book, and during summer it bustles with life throughout the day.
Sample the best of SwedenThe main streets of Västerlånggatan and Österlånggatan are at the heart of the Old Town, along with Stortorget, Stockholm’s oldest square. One of the most famous streets is Mårten Trotzig’s alley, which is a mere 90 centimeters wide at its narrowest point. Along the historical streets of the Old Town you will find souvenir shops, cafes, Swedish handicrafts and design in all shapes and sizes. This is the perfect spot to find a gift for your loved ones at home, or a little something for yourself to remember the city by.
Where history comes to lifeThe city of Stockholm was founded in 1252, and it all started on the island of Stadsholmen, where the Old Town stands today. Most of the buildings date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Here, you can find several beautiful churches and museums such as the Stockholm Cathedral, the Nobel Museum and the majestic Royal Palace. Behind the colorful and picturesque facades of the area you can find cellar vaults and frescoes from the Middle Ages, all shaping the Old Town into a living, breathing museum. This mesmerizing area of Stockholm is something you don’t want to miss out on.
With the Old Town right at its doorstep, our Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Stockholm provides easy access to the historical heart of the city. The hotel serves as the perfect base for anyone wanting to explore all that Stockholm has to offer.