Every tourist destination has it’s attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary’s gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
Stockholm is a thoroughly modern city, but it has preserved its past splendidly with an Old Town that is delightful to walk. Stockholm’s Old Town is known as Gamla Stan. It sits on an island in the city center, extremely accessible and well worth several hours of exploration. Although many of the city’s attractions are museums, there are numerous other places to explore. Include Stockholm in your Scandinavian plans for at least the following reasons:
1. Stortorget is the main square of the Old Town and sports interesting buildings as well as several shops and restaurants.
2. The Royal Palace dominates one section of the Old Town.
3. Gamla Stan contains one of the world’s smallest statues, a tribute to iron workers.
4. Other areas of the city are easily accessible from Gamla Stan and feature beautiful, classic architecture.