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Gammelstad Church Town, Lulea

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Historic Site
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. For Gammelstad Church Town and beyond, use our Lulea family vacation planner to get the most from your Lulea vacation.
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  • Very beautiful place to visit. I bellies to be there in the summer and then they even animals and some different activities!
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  • Don't expect the typical site crowded that there may be other places, here there from that, I don't think they want it and they are right. Ancient city of Luleå, now away from the town centre. UNESCO heritage. I loved the beautiful church and houses. There is a restaurant and small shops that go almost unnoticed. One where they sell products of Lapland (blankets, mittens...), which is closed on Sundays
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  • A very pretty village to discover. Village center is quite small which makes it charming. At the tourist office, it is possible to rent the scooters-sleds; ideal for strolling. Note that the office of tourism, in this period, is open from 12: 00 to 16: 00.
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  • Fantastic church town, as a world heritage site it is a place you must visit when visiting Luleå.
  • An absolute must-see if you are in Luleå or any surrounding towns! Lots of interesting history, and beautiful buildings and monuments basically everywhere!
  • Visited gammelstad without much expectations but luckily there was a retired guide lady that explained all the history of the church and the town itself. Turned out to be very interesting.
  • Not much to see... Nice Church. There are millions of more interesting Churches all over Europe.
  • Amazing church and area around it. It is a must see location when visiting Luleå. Highly recommended during midsummer when there are traditional Swedish celebrations going on.