Vasastan Walk, Stockholm

Vasastan Walk (Self Guided), Stockholm

Vasastan is a charming neighborhood where you can experience the life of a local in its many restaurants, bars, cafés, galleries and unique shops. This chilled out neighborhood has a warm and friendly atmosphere that instantly makes you feel at home. One of the many great things about Vasastan is that you can dine in great restaurants and drink in popular bars without paying the high prices of the city center. Take your time walking through Vasastan's streets and let them seduce you with their attractive sights. The area is also known as the "stone city" because it was originally built up of stone houses.

However, today you will see lots of pastel-colored buildings. One of the architectural highlights is the Gustaf Vasa kyrka (Gustaf Vasa Church), founded in the early 20th century and named after King Gustav Vasa, a 16th-century monarch. The Baroque Revival style building has a large dome that rises 200-feet (60 meters) above street level. Inside there is seating for up to 1,500 people, while the funeral chapel in the basement has room for 35,000 urns. When you simply want to relax, head for one of the area's attractive parks. A popular green space is Vasaparken, mentioned in many stories by children's book writer Astrid Lindgren, who lived nearby.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,500 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play Store to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Vasastan Walk Map

Guide Name: Vasastan Walk
Guide Location: Sweden » Stockholm
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Author: jenny
Birger Jarlsgatan 92, Saint Georgios Church

1) Birger Jarlsgatan 92, Saint Georgios Church

Surbrunnsgatan, Clas på Hörnet

2) Surbrunnsgatan, Clas på Hörnet

Sveavägen corner with Surbrunnsgatan

4) Sveavägen corner with Surbrunnsgatan

Gustav Vasa Church

5) Gustav Vasa Church

Karlbergsvägen 18-22

6) Karlbergsvägen 18-22

Upplandsgatan corner with Frejgatan

7) Upplandsgatan corner with Frejgatan


8) Upplandsgatan

St. Matthew's Church

10) St. Matthew's Church

Norrtullsgatan corner with Vanadisvägen

11) Norrtullsgatan corner with Vanadisvägen


12) Vanadisvägen

Hagagatan corner with Vanadisvägen

14) Hagagatan corner with Vanadisvägen

Stephen's Church

15) Stephen's Church

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