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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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  • I don't have to write about how unique and beautiful this place is, you can see that from the pictures. But once you're there, do take the guided tour. Lots of interesting info and stories in an extre...  more »
  • The church and the surrounding huts are an absolut must see.The interior of the church is interesting and there was somebody present you could ask about all you want to know. Walk around the place bet...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Fantastic church town, as a world heritage site it is a place you must visit when visiting Luleå.
  • 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.

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