Exploring Gamla Stan: 11 Must-Try Activities and Attractions

Winding cobblestone streets, ancient churches, medieval squares – even a royal palace. It’s all here in Gamla Stan.

There are many interesting things to do in Gamla Stan. The best way to take in these delightful Gamla Stan attractions is to walk this historic area in central Stockholm.

From its colorful buildings to whispers of the Middle Ages lingering in the air, this charming district is a must-see in Stockholm.

People-watch in Stortorget

It’s lined by beautiful buildings and houses dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries, once owned by wealthy merchants.



Squeeze through the Alley of Marten Trotzig

The alley is named after Marten Trotzig, who became one of Stockholm’s richest merchants. One of the coolest things to see in Gamla Stan!


Tour Stockholm’s Royal Palace

When wondering what to do in Gamla Stan, it’s worth building in some time to see some of these museums.


Admire the Storkyrkan

The Royal Palace, Storkyrkan (literally “the Great Church”) has been around for as long as Stockholm – making it the oldest church in the capital city.


Visit Sweden’s Parliament House

Built in neoclassical style between 1897 and 1905, the waterfront building blends history with regal architecture.

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