Old Town in Stockholm - a historic district on four islands: Stadsholmen, Riddarholmen, Helgeandsholmen and Strömsborg. Pictures from Gamla Stan: monuments, streets, squares, panoramas and views of the old town in the capital of Sweden. More information and a travel video here: Weekend in Stockholm.
Morning view of Stockholm Old Town from the hotel deck M/S Birger Jarl - Hotel & Hostel, Stockholm - I recommend this cheap hotel!
Panorama of the old town (Gamla Stan) and wharf with M/S Birger Jarl - Hotel & Hostel, Stockholm - to the old town is very close!
Evening view of Gamla Stan from the viewpoint Mariaberget.
If there is no Swedish flag on the palace, it means that the king is outside. The Royal Family lives in the Drottningholm Palace (Drottningholm Slott) a dozen or so kilometers from the center.
A guard from the Royal Guards and cannon in the square in front of the Royal Castle. You can see the changing of the Royal Guard ceremony at 12:15 here. The ceremony takes about 40 minutes.
Cobblestone-covered street in the old town of Stockholm. Narrow streets and historic townhouses.
The historical center of the city - the oldest square in Gamla Stan. There was a marketplace and well (Stortorgsbrunnen) in the Middle Ages.
Mårten Trotzigs Gränd - the narrowest street in Stockholm's Gamla Stan district. At the narrowest point it is 90 cm (35 in) wide.
If someone asked me: What to see in Stockholm? I'll answer: Gamla Stan. Old town has many charming places. You can skip the main tourist routes to admire the center of Stockholm in peace and quiet.
Gamla Stan is the historic center of Stockholm. There are the most interesting sights and tourist attractions: the Royal Castle (Kungliga slottet), the Storkyrkan Cathedral, the German Church, the Finnish Church, the Stortorget Market, the Nobel Museum and the Swedish Parliament buildings (Riksdag).
What to do in Stockholm? The best way to get around Stockholm is by walking and admiring the view. There are many viewpoints in Stockholm. Just go there and see the panorama of the capital of Sweden.
View of the city center, bridges and streets from the Katarina Elevator (Katarinahissen).
City panorama: Old Town, Riddarholmen Church (Riddarholmskyrkan) and City Hall (Stadshuset).
Town Hall (Stadshuset) and old town (Gamla Stan) in Stockholm at sunset.
Stockholm is a good destination for the weekend or better for a long weekend. Living in the center, you can easily explore the city on foot or occasionally using public transport. You can buy a card: Stockholm Pass - it makes sightseeing easy!
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We stayed here:
Cheap hostel very close to the center of Stockholm. The hotel is on the ship next to the Photographic Museum (Fotografiska) in Stockholm.
You can choose from a variety of cabin options from the cheapest multi-person room without bathroom, to cabin with window and bathroom - very different standards and prices.
The rooms are small but the proximity to the center and the waterbus stop (just behind the stern of the ship) are very good.
The breakfasts were good.
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