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Stockholm Travel Guide

Norrmalm

The area bounded by Stadshuset, Hötorget, and Stureplan is essentially Stockholm's downtown, where the city comes closest to feeling like a bustling metropolis. Shopping, nightlife, business, traffic, dining—all are at their most intense in this part of town. Much of this area was razed in the 1960s as part of a social experiment to move people to the new suburbs. What came in its place,

a series of modernist buildings, concrete public spaces, and pedestrianized walkways, garners support and derision in equal measure.

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