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To get to Gamla Stan (old town) from Stad­shuset, take a 10-minute num­ber 3 bus ride and alight at Mälar­tor­get. Founded in 1300, Gamla Stan is the old­est re­gion in Stock­holm, and the ma­jor­ity of the area’s ar­chi­tec­ture ex­hibits a dis­tinctly 18th-cen­tury style. Sur­rounded by col­or­ful tra­di­tional houses and beau­ti­ful churches, strolling around the area’s well-pre­served streets is like walk­ing into Swe­den’s past. The old town is home to the No­bel mu­seum, which pro­vides in­for­ma­tion about the No­bel Prize and No­bel lau­re­ates. The 600-room Royal Palace is also lo­cated in this dis­trict, and is the of­fi­cial res­i­dence of the King of Swe­den. Be­side his­tor­i­cal at­trac­tions, the old town also of­fers a wide range of eater­ies, in par­tic­u­lar cafés that serve freshly baked Swedish kanel­bulle (cin­na­mon rolls) the size of a per­son’s face. Dozens of sou­venir shops sur­round you, mak­ing for a brows­ing bonanza.Visit old-town-stock­

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