Gamla Stan (Old Town)


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The oldest part of Stockholm – Gamla Stan (literally Old Town) was built in 13th century on a central island of Stockholm – Stadsholmen. In this part of the city dominate narrow, cobble-stone streets and the squares remember the most important events in Swedish history.

On the central square Stortorget, surrounded by merchant houses, took place the Stockholm Bloodbath – massacre of noblemen which was a reason of the civil war. On the nearby streets one can find one of the Stockholm most important sacral buildings, the Cathedral and Riddarholm Church as well as the civic - the Noble Museum and the restaurant with original interiors from 18th century. The historical core of the city is hiding also some of cutest curiosities – the smallest statue “the Iron Boy”, and the narrowest street with less than meter width.

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