Come to romantic Gamla Stan and enjoy its museums, history, and castle.

Gourmet restaurants, interesting history, and top sights from Stockholm Palace to Museum of Medieval Stockholm—discover it all in Gamla Stan.

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Top Hotels in Gamla Stan

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Castle House Inn
Castle House Inn
2.5 out of 5
Brunnsgränd 4, Stockholm
¥5,105
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4.1/5Very Good! (1,187 reviews)

"Everything was clean and tidy, staff was welcoming and friendly"…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

Castle House Inn
Hotel Gamla Stan
Hotel Gamla Stan
3.5 out of 5
Skeppsbron 22a, Stockholm
¥10,738
per night
Oct 29 - Oct 30
4.1/5Very Good! (122 reviews)

"Loation, friendly staff, clean. Rooms are a little small but still finctional and comfy."…"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2019

Hotel Gamla Stan
First Hotel Reisen
First Hotel Reisen
4 out of 5
Skeppsbron 12, Stockholm
¥10,702
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4.1/5Very Good! (1,835 reviews)

"Very close to all the city attractions. Royal Palace is just around the corner."…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

First Hotel Reisen
Victory Hotel
Victory Hotel
4 out of 5
Lilla Nygatan 5, Stockholm
¥14,252
per night
Nov 10 - Nov 11
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,532 reviews)

"We had the best stay at the hotel. The staff were friendly and very helpful. All the facilities you expect and very clean. The hotel is right in the middle of the old city and surrounded by restaurants, cafes and some of the best attractions of Stockholm"…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

Victory Hotel
Mälardrottningen Hotel
Mälardrottningen Hotel
3 out of 5
Riddarholmskajen, Stockholm
¥7,161
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
4.2/5Very Good! (1,823 reviews)

"To stay on a boat is an experience. And when it is in the very center it is even better"…"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Mälardrottningen Hotel
Lady Hamilton Hotel
Lady Hamilton Hotel
4 out of 5
Storkyrkobrinken 5, Stockholm
¥13,871
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
4.4/5Excellent! (1,502 reviews)

"The building is old but very well maintained and clean. Furnishings and interior makes it appear as if you’re stepping into history. My room was comfortable but a bit too small. The hotel has a great location in old town. Staff is excellent, professional, courteous. I was happy with all the recommendations ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Lady Hamilton Hotel

Popular things to do in Gamla Stan

Stockholm Palace
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Stockholm Palace

4.5/5(355 reviews)

Explore banquet halls and reception rooms, find 18th-century art and watch the changing of the guard at the official residence of Sweden’s royal family.

Museum of Medieval Stockholm
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Museum of Medieval Stockholm

4.5/5(36 reviews)

Museum of Medieval Stockholm is a popular museum in Central Stockholm with a story of its own. Discover the area's fascinating museums and shops.

Nobel Museum
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Nobel Museum

4.5/5(31 reviews)

Visit a museum dedicated to the Nobel Prize. Learn about the life of the prize’s pioneer, the winners and their creativity.

Stockholm Cathedral
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Stockholm Cathedral

4/5(2 reviews)

See the oldest known image of Stockholm, find interesting sculptures and attend live music events at this historic cathedral.

Stortorget
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Stortorget

This colorful square marking the center of the city has been an important meeting place for centuries.

House of Nobility
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House of Nobility

Step back in time and learn more about local history with a stop at House of Nobility in Central Stockholm. Discover the area's fascinating museums, or seek out its local tours.

Top activities in Gamla Stan

Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

¥4,012

Explore Stockholm at your own pace with an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour for the chosen time period. Start in Stockholm's well-preserved medieval center, discovering the cobbled streets to the grand brick façade of the Royal Palace, home to Sweden's royal family.

Stockholm Must Sees
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Stockholm Must Sees

¥6,281

Gamla Stan, the authentic heart of Stockholm, oozes character. Walk the cobbled alleys with a guide; then hop on a ferry to see the Vasa Museum, housing a jaw-dropping display of a 17th-century warship.

Red Buses Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Boat Option
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Red Buses Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Boat Option

¥3,748

Get to know Stockholm at your own pace with a double-decker bus ride that takes you to some of the best sights around the beautiful city. Hop on and off as often as you want on your way to more than 20 convenient destinations that put you right next to some of the best attractions in town.

Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Bus Tour
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Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Bus Tour

¥3,636

Discover the charming Swedish capital at your own pace with a 24- or 72-hour hop-on hop-off bus pass. You can upgrade your ticket to include a boat pass for a hassle-free commute among sites such as ABBA The Museum , City Hall, Vasa Museum, and the Royal Palace.

Red Buses Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Boat
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Red Buses Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Boat

¥2,539

See the sights of Stockholm on a relaxing cruise around the city's waterways that takes you to some favorite spots along the shore. With the freedom to hop on or off at 8 stops along the route, this tour lets you get an up-close look at the beautiful waterfront of Sweden's capital city.

Stockholm Old Town Walk
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Stockholm Old Town Walk

¥2,204

A glorious labyrinth of narrow streets that date as far back as the 13th century, Stockholm's Gamla Stan is the authentic heart of the city. Walk with a local guide to see some of the most important sights in a truly charming district.

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Gamla Stan

Stockholm Vacation Ideas for Planning an Itinerary
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Stockholm Vacation Ideas for Planning an Itinerary

Stockholm is a true Nordic gem and although it is often overlooked in favor of other Scandinavian cities, this “Beauty on Water” has plenty to offer.

Other neighborhoods in Stockholm

Norrmalm
Norrmalm which includes a bridge, landscape views and a city

Norrmalm

Known for Shopping, Dining, Museums

4.5/5(684 reviews)

Norrmalm is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like Royal Swedish Opera and Museum of Medieval Stockholm. See more of Central Stockholm by jumping on the metro at Hotorget T-Bana or Sergels Torg Tram Stop.

Sodermalm
Sodermalm which includes a river or creek and a city

Sodermalm

Known for Museums, Shopping, Cafes

4.5/5(119 reviews)

Travelers choose Sodermalm for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Mariatorget T-Bana or Medborgarplatsen T-Bana and check out top sights like The Swedish Museum of Photography.

Maria
Mosebacke Square featuring street scenes

Maria

Known for

If you're spending time in Maria, check out sights like Tantolunden Park or Zinkensdamms IP and hop on the metro to see more the city at Mariatorget T-Bana or Zinkensdamm T-Bana.

SoFo
Vitabergsparken Park showing heritage architecture

SoFo

Known for Shopping, Bars, Dining

If you're spending time in SoFo, you might enjoy attractions like Vitabergsparken Park and MLG gallery. You might also enjoy the neighborhood's ample dining options before hopping on the metro at Medborgarplatsen T-Bana to see more of the city.

Ostermalm
Ostermalm which includes a bay or harbor, a sunset and a city

Ostermalm

Known for Shopping, Dining, Romantic

5/5(105 reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in Ostermalm. Spend some time visiting top spots like Stureplan, and catch the metro at Karlaplan T-Bana or Stadium T-Bana to see more of the area.

Katarina-Sofia
Fotografiska featuring signage

Katarina-Sofia

Known for

While you're in Katarina-Sofia, take in top sights like The Swedish Museum of Photography or Stockholm Viking Terminal, and hop on the metro to see more the city at Medborgarplatsen T-Bana or Skanstull T-Bana.