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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. For Gammelstad Church Town and beyond, use our Lulea family vacation planner to get the most from your Lulea vacation.
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  • Amusing historical points of interest if you are in the Ljuleo, go by car or bus 15 minutes, very many places for photography, beautiful old houses and churches
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  • Gammelstad Church Town is just outside of downtown Luleå and reachable by a couple of minutes drive from the city center. The Church Town itself consists of plenty of small cottages and cabins along s...  more »
  • The village is a Unesco World Heritage site. There is a stone church, and a village of red houses 408 Nederluleå Kyrka (the classic red Falun). It was here that were housed pilgrims coming from the most isolated regions. The granite church was built in the 15th century and is the largest church of Nordland. Notable within the magnificent reredos, pulpit and the time. It's nice to walk into the village where still hosts boys and pilgrims on special occasions. There is also a small shop where you can get tourist information and buy souvenirs.
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