Gamla Stan (Old Town) - part 1
Gamla Stan, The Old Town, is the historical core of Stockholm. Situated on an island between the city center of today -Norrmalm and Södermalm, this was were Stockholm was founded and then started to grow to "malmarna". It is the most cozy part of the city with small, hilly, sometimes very narrow streets, most of them only for pedestrians, and charming smaller old buildings. It is also the main shopping district for unusual small stores. The parliament and the government are situated here, and so is the royal castle. In 2003 we went to Gamla Stan four different times, of which one on saturday night. In 2010 I went 2 times, and in 2014 I stayed there at a cheap hostel. It is very cozy after dark and we visited the narrowest street in Sweden (less than 1 m wide).
In this part: Slussplan, Skeppsbron, Stortorget, Köpmantorget, Västerlånggatan, Österlånggatan, Tyska Kyrkan
|Skeppsbron||Skeppsbron near my hostel||Best Hostel Old Town, the place I stayed at Skeppsbron. Cheap and central, but confused and not so clean.|
|Street near Skeppsbron||Street near Skeppsbron||Street near Skeppsbron|
|King Gustav III statue outside the Royal Palace and St Jacobs kyrka||King Gustav III statue outside the Royal Palace at Skeppsbron||Quay at Skeppsbron|
|Slussen (The Sluice) is one of the most important traffic hubs of Stockholm, situated at the border of Gamla Stan and Södermalm. It is currently under reconstruction and will be finished as late in 2022.||Sculpture at Slussen||Lake Mälaren from Slussen|
Slussplan with the statue of the king Karl XIV Johan.
Stortorget (Main Square). Svenska Akademins headquarters, housing the Noble museum.
Stortorget. Many of the nicest historical buildings are situated here, as well as pubs and taverns. The fountain is called Stortorgsbrunnen.
Colourful houses at Stortorget.
Sankt Göran och draken (St Göran and the dragon) at the small square Köpmantorget.
Rock Town, a store for shirts and acessories associated with rock.
A typical narrow lane in Gamla Stan.
Riksdagshuset, the seat of the Swedish government.
Vintage horse carriage at Slottsbacken.