för Rännarbanan. By the end of the thirteenth century, it had become Sweden's largest city. A sculpture symbolizing the old log is today found at Stadshuset, the Stockholm City Hall. For many centuries, the city of Stockholm was confined to the island of Stadsholmen.
It is a favorite with tourists thanks to the appealing medieval streets and the many sights, in particular the. I Gamla Stan finns sevärdheter som det Kungliga slottet, Riksdagen, vaktavlösningen, 11 museer, 8 bibliotek, över 100 konstverk på gator, torg och i parker, över 100 portaler som berättar om husens historia. While the archaeology of the 370 properties in Gamla stan remains poorly documented, recent inventories done by volunteers have shown many buildings previously dated to the 17th and 18th centuries, can be up to 300 years older. Nearby is, stortorget, the central square and heart of Gamla Stan. Surrounding the Royal Palace was an open area called Sanden The Sand intentionally kept free for defensive reasons and including the present location of Slottsbacken Palace Slope south of the palace, and Högvaktsterrassen Terrace of the Main Guard west. 2 This is where they decided to found the new capital of Sweden. Gamla Stan is packed with interesting historical sights and museums. Riddarholmen, Helgeandsholmen, and, strömsborg.