Old Town

Your guide to Stockholm’s beautiful historical center with many top attractions

About Old Town

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Stockholm was founded in Old Town in 1252 by King Birger Jarl. Here you’ll find one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval town centers full of walking-friendly cobblestone streets and historical sights.

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Cozy fairytale-like sceneries

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A lot of history

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    Title Address Description
    Slottshemmet
    Österlånggatan 41, 111 31 Stockholm, Sverige

    Österlånggatan 41
    111 31 Stockholm

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    Barrels
    Stora Nygatan 20, 111 27 Stockholm, Sverige

    Stora Nygatan 20 111 27 Stockholm More information »

    Phở & Bún
    Kornhamnstorg 51, 111 27 Stockholm, Sverige

    Kornhamnstorg 51 111 27 Stockholm More information »

    Restaurang Brinken
    Kåkbrinken 14-16, 111 27 Stockholm, Sverige

    Kåkbrinken 14-16 111 27 Stockholm More information »

    Stikki Nikki
    Stora Nygatan 17, 111 27 Stockholm, Sverige

    Stora Nygatan 17 111 27 Stockholm More information »

    Charlotte Nicolin
    Köpmangatan 3, 111 31 Stockholm, Sverige

    Köpmangatan 3
    111 31 Stockholm
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    Målerås Crystal Gallery
    Västerlånggatan 69, 111 29 Stockholm, Sverige

    Västerlånggatan 69
    111 29 Stockholm
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    Mats Jonasson Concept Store
    Västerlånggatan 23, 111 29 Stockholm, Sverige

    Västerlånggatan 23
    111 29 Stockholm
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    Slingerbulten
    Stora Nygatan 24, 111 27 Stockholm, Sverige

    Stora Nygatan 24
    111 27 Stockholm
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    Exit Games
    Västerlånggatan 42, 111 29 Stockholm, Sverige

    Västerlånggatan 42
    111 29 Stockholm
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    Café Kladdkakan
    Stora Nygatan 32, 111 27 Stockholm, Sverige

    Stora Nygatan 32
    111 27 Stockholm
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    M/S Vindhem
    Skeppsbron 101, 111 30 Stockholm, Sverige

    Skeppsbron Kajplats 101
    111 30 Stockholm
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    About Old Town

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    Stockholm was founded in Old Town in 1252 by King Birger Jarl. In 1800, the district was given the name ‘The City Between the Bridges’, a name that stayed until 1980.

    Old Town has one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval town centers. Known for its walking-friendly cobblestone streets and attractions, it has become a popular destination for tourists and history fans. Visit Sweden’s national cathedral Storkyrkan or the Royal Palace, one of the world’s largest castles with more than 600 rooms. Stroll along Köpmangatan, Stockholm’s oldest street, and continue towards Mårten Trotzig’s gränd, Old Town’s narrowest alley, which is only 90 cm at the narrowest place.

    The area is full of curiosity and craftsmanship. Check out handmade gift wrap paper on Ljunggrens Papper or collect candy cane at Gamla Stans Polkagriskokeri. Find interior decoration and art at Stadsmissionen and unique gifts at Blå Gungan. The music lover should head to Plugged Records, which is both a record store and a stage in a charming 18th-century setting. Here, high-quality jazz is played several times a week. And don’t miss the cozy jazz pub Stampen that offers live music every day of the week.

    If you’re in the mood for coffee (or a Swedish ‘fika’) you have plenty to choose from. Eat meatballs and sponge cake at the cozy café Under Kastanjen or have coffee in a genuine 16th-century setting at Café Kaffekoppen. In the evening, you can enjoy French cuisine and a lovely outdoor seating with sea views at Mister French with its 20th-century glamorous cocktail bar in true Gatsby style. Another popular alternative is Fem Små Hus. Here you can enjoy delicious dishes in rustic romantic cellar vaults from the 17th century.