GAMLA STAN (Stockholm) _ 0658

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Gamla stan (The Old Town), until 1980 officially Staden mellan broarna (The Town between the Bridges), is the old town of Stockholm, Sweden. Gamla stan consists primarily of the island Stadsholmen. The surrounding islets Riddarholmen, Helgeandsholmen, and Strömsborg are officially part of, but not colloquially included in, Gamla stan. The word “stan” is simply a contraction of the word “staden” (“sta’n”), meaning “the town.”
The town dates back to the 13th century, and consists of medieval alleyways, cobbled streets, and archaic architecture. North German architecture has had a strong influence in the Old Town’s construction.
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From Sweden
Travel from Jan 15 to Jan 21
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FACADES OF TYPICAL HOUSES IN OLD TOWN, PORTO _ 0554

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From Portugal
Travel from April 4 to June 10
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