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Situated where Lake Mälaren meets the Baltic Sea, Stockholm was founded as a fortress in the mid-13th century. The fortress grew into a town, spread to nearby islands, and the mainland eventually became the capital of Sweden. It is a city of remarkable beauty with its numerous parks, tree-lined squares and boulevards and pleasant water vistas.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
The Gamla Stan is the oldest part of Stockholm and a popular attraction. Its narrow cobblestone streets are lined with beautiful buildings dating from the 16th through the 19th centuries. Today they house boutiques, restaurants, cafés and clubs.
|Explore the city's ancient history by visiting the medieval Old Town and the impressive City Hall, the site of the Nobel Prize banquet. Take time to enjoy the smart boutiques, art galleries and antique shops that line the streets.|
|Visit the grand Vasa Ship Museum, home to Vasa, the world's oldest preserved ship.|
|Get medieval in the Medieval Museum, which focuses on the archaeological discoveries of the Castle of Three Crowns of Stockholm.|
Vodka is the drink most widely associated with Sweden, but the locals prefer Aquavit, a potato based liquor, served ice-cold and drunk as a shot. But beware, it is very strong.
The unit of currency in Sweden is the Krona (SEK). Traveler's checks and credit cards are also widely used and accepted here.
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Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.