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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  • The Church of Gammelstad is also historically very, very interesting. As far as I understand it is the altar from the 15th century, anyway, beautifully and directly touching the soul. At 17 degrees below 0, I could safely drop my winter clothes because the Church was well heated. I love this place
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  • You know nice winter pictures from the brochure of Gammelstad. Unfortunately, that's all. Even on the weekend, no Cafe is open in the winter, the paths are hardly cleaned, so that the recommended is flatly impossible. (This is not said but one in the tourist info.) After all, there is an interesting Museum. In winter, it is through in an hour.
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  • Well worth a visit, so beautiful and quaint! About 10 km from the Centre of Luleå. There is also a restaurant, cafe, but we never visited.
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  • Visited in February with lots of snow everywhere; it really is picture perfect and very pretty. My only criticism is that the church wasn't open to have a look around. Never the less I would still recommend a visit to the village - I'd love to come back and see it in late spring/summer.
  • The Gammelstad Church town was the center of the old town of Luleå. Now it is a showplace for the way of life in the times gone by. Generally the main events cultural events in the city gers show cased here. Lovely place to visit when the events are held and the cage with has nice cakes and good strong coffee to buy.
  • Great little town close to Luleå, truly worth a visit!
  • Part of UNESCO's World Heritage site - 14th Century town - great place to visit.
  • OK. One can visit it if do not any more reasonable idea for spandind free time. Positive: very present and well educated girls working as turist guides.
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