Gamla Stan is a walkable neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the parks, while others visit for the local theater. Gamla Stan has hotels to suit everyone's tastes, and makes a great home base for exploring the sights in and around Stockholm.
The area's storied past is told through the monuments and historic sites, while local museums and theaters add a sense of refinement. Study the collections at Nobel Museum, Royal Armoury, or Museum of Medieval Stockholm. Sights like Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm City Museum, and National Museum offer insight into the local culture. The Great Cathedral of Stockholm, House of Nobility, and Riddarholmen Church are monuments worth a look. Swing by Rosendal Palace, Haga Palace, and Ulriksdal Palace to learn about local history. Bring the family to Hotorgshallen Food Market, Junibacken, and Ostermalms Saluhall Food Market.
Popular things to do in the area include shopping and boating. King's Garden, Maria Square, or Berzelii Park are ideal spots to enjoy the outdoors. Gallerian, Nordiska Kompaniet, and Sture Mall are other spots for some local fun.
Don't miss some of the area's most popular attractions, such as Solvalla, Fotografiska, and Vasa Museum. Stortorget, Gustav Adolf Square, and Sodra Teatern are also favorite places to visit.
Ready to get out and explore the city? Gamla stan T-Bana is the closest metro station.
Gamla Stan is 4.8 miles (7.8 km) from the airport in Stockholm (BMA-Bromma). Stockholm (ARN-Arlanda) is the next closest airport, 23.1 miles (37.1 km) away.