Must-see attractions in Gamla Stan

  • Outer courtyard at Stockholm's Royal Palace

    Kungliga Slottet

    Gamla Stan

    A massive structure with more than 600 rooms on 11 levels, Kungliga Slottet (the Royal Palace) dominates the north end of Gamla Stan. The official…

  • The Museum of Medieval Stockholm, a museum depicting Stockholm medieval history and society. Located right in front of the Swedish parliament.


    Gamla Stan

    Tucked beneath the bridge that links Gamla Stan and Norrmalm, this child-friendly museum was established when construction workers preparing to build a…

  • Historic carriage on display at the Royal Armoury in Stockholm.

    Royal Armoury

    Gamla Stan

    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…

  • Riddarholmen Church and ornamented spire in Stockholm, Sweden.


    Gamla Stan

    The strikingly beautiful Riddarholmskyrkan, on the equally pretty and under-visited islet of Riddarholmen, was built by Franciscan monks in the late 13th…

  • Evert Taubes Terrass in Stockholm.

    Evert Taubes Terrass

    Gamla Stan

    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…

  • Riksdag Parliament Building and Norrbro Bridge in Stockholm, Sweden.


    Gamla Stan

    Technically situated on Helgeandsholmen, the little island in the middle of Norrström, rather than on Gamla Stan, the Swedish Parliament building is an…

  • Nobelmuseet

    Gamla Stan

    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…

  • Storkyrkan and Gamla Stan seen from Riddarholmen Island.


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    The one-time venue for royal weddings and coronations, Storkyrkan is both Stockholm’s oldest building (consecrated in 1306) and its cathedral. Behind a…

  • Tyska Kyrkan

    Gamla Stan

    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…

  • Riddarhuset

    Gamla Stan

    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…

  • Postmuseum

    Gamla Stan

    Examining almost four centuries of Swedish postal history, the Postmuseum is not as mind-numbing as it might sound. It’s actually rather evocative,…

  • Kungliga Myntkabinettet

    Gamla Stan

    Across the plaza from the Royal Palace, Kungliga Myntkabinettet – the National Museum of Economy – gleams with a priceless collection of currency spanning…

  • Museum Tre Kronor

    Gamla Stan

    In the basement Museum Tre Kronor, you can see the foundations of 13th-century defensive walls and items rescued from the medieval castle during the 1697…

  • Gustav III's Antikmuseum

    Gamla Stan

    Gustav III’s Antikmuseum displays Italian sculptures collected by King Gustav III in the 1780s.

  • Mårten Trotzigs Gränd

    Gamla Stan

    This tiny alley in Gamla Stan is Stockholm's narrowest street and a popular spot for a photo op.