Gammelstad Church Town, Lulea

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Visit one of the best-preserved monuments of old Swedish tradition at Gammelstad Church Town. Collections of cottages similar to this one were once a common sight in Sweden. Before the age of cars, people who attended religious festivities from the countryside often couldn't make it back home on the same day, so they built a cottage next to the church. Many of the cottages are still privately owned, but some are open for visitors and restored to give you a glimpse into Swedish history. You can also visit a 15th-century cathedral, and try your hand at traditional crafts. Guided tours are regularly available in Swedish and English, but if you require a specific time or another language, you can book a tour in advance. To visit Gammelstad Church Town and get the most from your holiday in Lulea, create itinerary details personal to you using our Lulea trip planner.
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  • Cozy village with nice Church, square and lots of cabins. Nice local museum. Buses run every hour from Luleå city.
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  • Older, historic settlement, scattered around an ancient church that formed the first Luleå town. It was strange to see what power the church had in the countries in the past! All the houses in the chu...  more »
  • Pretty little village Swedish parish is located near the town of Lulea with 400 wooden houses that housed the pilgrims near the Arctic circle. A nice atmosphere that puts you on the set of the film the Lingstrom. Lovely to look at the Windows, behind each there are different ornaments, flowers, figurines, lamps doilies
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  • Nice tiny houses around the old church. Quiet and the nature around the village is beautiful.
  • Must-see sight. Perfect turist attraction.
  • Great place to visit on your trip to Luleå. Interesting area with historical wooden houses, an astonishing church and some nice cafes and restaurants. There was even a huge open second hand sale event (loppis) close to the church.
  • Historical site. If you like church towns and old churches where, long ago, a small town squandered a enormous amount of money on a church, then this is your place. Also has Hägnan, which is pretty neat. Kind of a live museum.
  • Nice place to have stroll. Nice museum.

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