Gamla Stan

Freya Godfrey
Article By: Freya Godfrey
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Settlement-Neighbourhood

Start your first day in Stockholm at the heart of the city, in the historic centre, Gamla Stan. Situated on the island of Stadsholmen, and also spreading across some of the islets nearby, it’s the most atmospheric neighbourhood in the city: think cobbled streets, charming architecture and old-fashioned street lamps. The wonderfully well-preserved neighbourhood looks much as it would have done in the past, and dates back as far as the thirteenth century, when the city was founded here in 1252. A trace of the area's age can be seen between Prästgatan and Kåkbrinken, where a runestone from the Viking Age is etched into a wall. Prästgatan is worth visiting in any case, thanks to its yellow- and orange-hued homes. Go shopping along the busy Västerlånggatan or browse the boutiques along the more relaxed Österlånggatan. For something a little different, check out Mårten Trotzigs Gränd, the thinnest street in Stockholm, at only 1.5m wide. Just wandering round Gamla Stan, looking out for five- or six-hundred-year-old houses, will enable you to get a real sense of Stockholm’s history, and there are plenty of cafes to start your day with a Swedish breakfast or cup of coffee. Image by Angelteix from Pixabay
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