Attractions

Top Choice Palace in Gamla Stan

Kungliga Slottet

Kungliga Slottet was built on the ruins of Tre Kronor castle, which burned down in 1697. The north wing survived and was incorporated into the new building. Designed by court architect Nicodemus Tessin the Younger, …
Museum in Gamla Stan

Medeltidsmuseet

Tucked beneath the bridge that links Gamla Stan and Norrmalm, this child-friendly museum was established when construction workers preparing to build a car park here in the late 1970s unearthed foundations from the …
Museum in Gamla Stan

Royal Armoury

The Royal Armoury is housed in the cellar vaults of the palace but has separate hours. It’s a family attic of sorts, crammed with engrossing memorabilia spanning more than 500 years of royal childhoods, coronations,…
Church in Gamla Stan

Riddarholmskyrkan

The strikingly beautiful Riddarholmskyrkan, on the equally pretty and under-visited islet of Riddarholmen, was built by Franciscan monks in the late 13th century. It has been the royal necropolis since the burial of…
Museum in Gamla Stan

Nobelmuseet

Nobelmuseet presents the history of the Nobel Prizes and their recipients, with a focus on the intellectual and cultural aspects of invention. It's a polished, contemporary space with fascinating displays, including…
Park in Gamla Stan

Evert Taubes Terrass

Evert Taubes Terrass is a tranquil and relaxed spot and one of the best viewpoints in Stockholm, at eye level with lake Mälaren on the quiet island of Riddarholmen, with open sightlines across the water to Stockholm…
Notable Building in Gamla Stan

Riksdagshuset

Technically situated on Helgeandsholmen, the little island in the middle of Norrström, rather than on Gamla Stan, the Swedish Parliament building is an unexpected pleasure to visit. The building consists of two part…
Church in Gamla Stan

Storkyrkan

The one-time venue for royal weddings and coronations, Storkyrkan is both Stockholm’s oldest building (consecrated in 1306) and its cathedral. Behind a baroque facade, the Gothic-baroque interior includes extravagan…
Church in Gamla Stan

Tyska Kyrkan

Founded by a guild of German merchants in the 15th century, Tyska Kyrkan (The German Church) hints at Stockholm's multicultural past and present. The building's iconic spire is visible from all key vantage points ac…
Historic Building in Gamla Stan

Riddarhuset

The House of Nobility once hosted some of the most influential and powerful people in Sweden's history. Built in the 17th century, this magnificent and lavish building was strategically placed between the Royal Pala…