Stockholm’s Old Town Gamla Stan must be the most popular area to visit. It is here in 1252 the year Stockholm was found. It is an area full of cafes , restaurants and quaint shops. Cobble and the narrowest streets gives it the most distinctive characteristic .
Everywhere I walked & explored a new narrow street would appear uniquely colourful , cuter than the one I just passed. It is completely car free area so it makes it comfortable to walk around.
Although the area is full of interesting museums and churches it is also home to the Royal Palace, built in the 17th -18th century when Sweden was a very powerful nation.
Within the Old Town you find Stortorget , a popular square where locals relax with an afternoon coffee and famous Fika and where tourists admire the old patrician buildings. Must admit it really is such an adorable square.
Of course no trip to Stockholm is complete is this area is missed. It is walking distance from the central station so it’s easy to walk to. It is worthwhile to get the full history on the square by purchasing a Stockholm pass and take a walking tour. Here is where you can purchase the pass.
I hope you will enjoy Stockholm, the cool city , as much as I did.