The Old Town in Stockholm

The Old Town in Stockholm is the most popular place to visit for foreign tourists.  I totally understand this, as the Old Town is an adorable small island dotted with beautiful houses and an old-fashioned atmosphere.

The Old Town is where all inhabitants of Stockholm lived until early 19th century. The island is quite small, only about 700 x 700 meters, and all alleyways have irregular positionings and are cobbled. The oldest building on the island is the church Storkyrkan, raised in 1306. The Royal Palace, raised during the 17th century, is also located here. Located on the island are also five other churches, but the main part of the buildings was raised as residential properties during the 15th and 16th century.

The buildings are painted in saturated yellow, red and green. Many of them have rich decorated gables and every time I visit the Old Town I bump into someone because I am looking up! You find the most beautiful houses around Stortorget and along Skeppsbron, close to the water.

Some photos showing the Old Town architecture and atmosphere

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The houses on the square Stortorget which are holding the popular cafés Choklad-koppen and Kaffe-koppen.
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One all the beautiful front doors.
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The German Church´s tower burned down in 1878. The new tower, finished eight years later, is 96 meters high, and the tallest building in the Old Town.
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The small island Skeppsholmen with its octogon church and the red Admiral´s House, seen from the pier Skeppsbron. The sailing boat named af Chapman is a hotel.
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The building housing The Estonian School.
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In the old town you find lots of touristic shops, but you also find many small unique shops on the smaller streets.
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The church Storkyrkan, the island´s oldest building.
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The café called Under Kastanjen, meaning under the chestnut tree, is an old fashioned place with crocheted table clothing and home made pastry. It is also my favorite place in the Old Town.
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The towers in the backgrupond belong to the amusement park Gröna Lund.
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Another one all the beautiful front doors.
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The tower of the German Church again.
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The square named Brända Tomten, meaning the burned house.
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