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Stortorget - Old Square of Gamla Stan - Stockholm, Sweden
Storatorget is the Old Square of Stockholm
Photo (c) Linda Garrison
Storatorget, the old square of Stockholm, is picturesque and filled with history. The old square is ringed with lovely 18th century buildings and has interesting narrow shopping streets leading to and from its center. Christin II used Storatorget as the site for the 1520 "Stockholm Blood Bath". He got rid of almost all of his political opposition by having them beheaded in this public square. Looking at the lovely, peaceful square today, it is difficult to imagine how horrific this historic bloodbath was.