Why You Should Visit Gamla Stan in Stockholm

Sweden, Stockholm Guide (B): Why You Should Visit Gamla Stan in Stockholm

Gamla Stan, the old town of Stockholm, full of history, ancient stories and mystery, is located on the small island of the same name in Stockholm. Gamla Stan is one of the best-preserved medieval city centres in Europe. An island of winding cobblestoned streets, well-preserved buildings and squares, it is where the changing of the guards occur daily at the Palace and where tourists throng to wander, shop and eat. If you delve deeper into the history you will find stories of executioners, ghosts and bloody killings, age-old rune stones and an alleyway that at its smallest width measures just 90cm (if you can find it that is)! Should you visit? Of course you should! Let us show you why.

Look out towards the skyline on the island of Riddarholmen from Gamla Stan and you cannot miss the church that dominates the view. The Riddarholmen Church was completed around 1300 and for over 300 years it was the burial places of the Swedish Kings and their consorts. Today it is under renovation and visitors are not allowed. The island of Riddarholmen can be visited on foot, no one lives there now, the buildings are used for government offices. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Why You Should Visit Gamla Stan in Stockholm
Guide Location: Sweden » Stockholm
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Riddarholmen Church   St Gertrudes – German Church   Den Gyldene Freden   Stortget  
Author: Jane Dempster-smith
Read it on author's website: https://totraveltoo.com/why-you-should-visit-gamla-stan-in-stockholm/

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