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Head to Stockholm’s Old Town, Gamla Stan, one of Europe’s largest and best preserved medieval city centres in Europe. Founded in 1252, it’s no wonder that it is a stunning, atmospheric part of the city, steeped in history, with narrow streets and grand buildings. Read our guide to exploring the highlights of this beautiful neighbourhood.
The tiny island of Helgeandsholmen is home to the Swedish Parliament, the Riksdaghuset, which takes up about half of the island in its totality. There are free guided tours of the Parliament that last around an hour. The building is built in the Neoclassical style, with a Neo-Baroque façade and two Neoclassical wings and large Corinthian columns. There is a large glass gallery located above the hall, through which visitors can observe the ongoing parliamentary sessions.
If you’re not afraid of heights, be sure to do a rooftop tour in Stockholm. A unique way to see the city, this tour lets you walk on the rooftops of Gamla Stan with guides. As well as helping you out whenever necessary, the guides are also well versed in the history of Gamla Stan. An unforgettable experience, it’s well worth the expense.
Watch us explore the Old Town and the rest of Stockholm in this episode of Beyond Hollywood.