This is Gamla Stan - Old Town Stockholm. I went in the height of tourist season in the summertime and it was absolutely packed (observe the beautiful photo of these buildings by themselves, and then a slightly different angle when you see all the tourists milling about and making use of the benches). Gamla Stan is a delightful place to get yourself lost for a few hours. The whole area is so historic and bucolic that you don't even need an itinerary. Its charm will win you over. These buildings were my favorites because of their striking contrasting colors and height, rising far above the crowds.
Culture and experiences
Gamla Stan will whisk you back several centuries. Stroll the picturesque streets and imagine what life used to be like in Stockholm.