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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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  • Very worth seeing kyrkby, unique in its kind. Nice activity in summer, with shops open + open-air museum. In winter there is a Christmas market. Is also suitable for a stroll at any time. Good guidance is offered throughout the area + in the Church
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  • Incredibly exciting place. Went here with friends. Oriented us to the information point, pleasant/bra staff and nice view. Went into the Church, wonderful!!! Went and had coffee, from cozy. Visited one of the cabins and got some insight into how it might have been.
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  • .. .to the picturesque places. But the tour is (very) quickly made. The dwellings are atypical, certainly, but all the same. Nice otherwise.
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