Gamla Stan is where the city of Stockholm first took root in the 13th Century. This Old Town is one of Europe's best preserved Medieval city centers. Down narrow alleys and cobblestone streets, lined with buildings in shades of gold and red, lie some of the city's most treasured historic attractions. Stortorget is the heart of Gamla Stan and Stockholm's oldest square from where begins Köpmangatan, the city's oldest street. The Royal Palace, the Nobel Museum and the Stockholm Cathedral are a few of Gamla Stan's grandest features, while countless shops, restaurants and cafes all add more charm. An enchanting combination of historic and cultural sites, Gamla Stan is authentically Stockholm.