Gamla Stan, The Old Town

Gamla Stan, or the Old Town, is one of the best-preserved medieval centers in Europe and one of Stockholm's top attractions. Located on the island of Stadsholmen, and surrounded by the islets of Riddarholmen, Helgeandsholmen and Strömborg, Gamla Stan is the place where Stockholm was founded in 1252 by Birger Jarl.

Gamla Stan is also home to the Stockholm Royal Palace, the largest inhabited royal palace in Europe; Storkyrkan the magnificent Gothic Cathedral of Stockholm, which is the oldest building in Stockholm already mentioned in documents from the year 1279, the Mårten Trotzigs Gränd, the narrowest alley in the city with only 90 centimeters wide at its narrowest point, and also the famous Nobel Museum.

Its narrow and romantic medieval cobblestoned streets are lined with colorful buildings dating from the Middle Ages to the 1700s, which give us a true perspective on how people lived hundreds of years ago in Stockholm.

Walking through Gamla Stan, the Old Town, enjoying its history, its restaurants, bars, shops and cafes, is a fantastic way to enjoy one of the most beautiful areas of Stockholm and Europe.

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