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"Helgeandsholmen" Gamla Stan - The Old Town Tip by Pieter11

Gamla Stan - The Old Town, Stockholm: 188 reviews and 354 photos

by Pieter11

Helgeandsholmen is one of the smallest island of the city of Stockholm, that was built on 14 islands in total. It's in the very centre of the city and the most important connection between the big Norrmalm and Gamla Stan. The name of the island originally comes from the Swedish words "Den helge andes holmen" which means "the island of the holy spirit".

There are only two major buildings of the island: the Riksdag, the house of the Parliament and the Riksbank, state bank. The island is separated from the other island by two important canal. One at the northside and one at the southside of Helgeandsholmen. These canals are two of the few connections between the Lake Malaren and the open sea, which made them really strategic possesion in ancient times. That's why the island have been civilized for many, many centuries and is part of the bigger area of Gamla Stan.

Address: Helgeandsholmen
Directions: Between Norrmalm and Staden. You can come here by the two bridges Norrbro and Riksbron.
Phone: +46 8 10 71 82

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 14, 2006
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