Stockholm Old Town, Stockholm

4.6
#1 of 204 in Parks in Sweden
Dominated by the king's castle, Stockholm Old Town brings together the historical and tourist centers of the city. Founded in the 13th century, this quarter makes up the original settlement of Stockholm and is home to notable architecture, mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries. Stroll down this medieval neighborhood's cobbled streets that feature colorful building facades, as well as north German-style squares. You can tour the royal castle on the north side of the district, which was built in 1754 by architect Nicodemus Tessin. Or take time to stop in to the souvenir shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars that are plentiful in the area. Put Stockholm Old Town into our Stockholm trip site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Stockholm.
Create an itinerary including Stockholm Old Town
map
Stockholm Old Town Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
14,315 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 20, 2017
    Beautiful! Very nice to take a walk. Enjoy to see the changing of the Royal Guard, every day the 13 hrs, an event (reach with half an hour in advance to get a good seat)
    View original
  • August 20, 2017
    Do not miss this. There is a walking tour included with the Stockholm Pass, great introduction to the area. Really beautiful buildings and rich history. Loved it.  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Than pleasure to explore the old town on foot. It goes up and down in beautiful cobbled streets. The discovery is complete and fun top
    View original

Plan your trip to Stockholm

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Stockholm

Glitzy Stockholm provides an abundance of high-end four-star hotels and international chains that come with a reputation of being pricey and feature a distinguished Scandinavian design. You can save yourself a little money by searching out the discounts these hotels often offer. If you're looking for something more affordable, consider the medium-priced hotels north of the Old Town. The least-expensive options lie near Central Station. Since offerings tend to be more affordable the farther you go from the city center, you'll serve yourself well to find a spot near public transport. Hostels in the city tend to fill up fast, so book online in advance. Many of hotels offer the
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Stockholm by other users

36 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Oslo, Stockholm & Copenhagen BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MEXICO July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Stockholm BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Sweden BY A USER FROM IRELAND March, outdoors, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Stockholm BY A USER FROM IRELAND March, culture, outdoors, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Scandinavia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Scandinavia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Stockholm BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 45 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 41 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GREECE December, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Sweden, Copenhagen & Odense BY A USER FROM UKRAINE May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans