Gamla Uppsala, Uppsala

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Known as a mythical place, Gamla Uppsala represents an important sacred site that hosted regular sacrificial rites and fiery burials of royalty. From the 3rd century CE onward, the small village served as an important religious, economic, and political center and was well-known as the residence of the Swedish kings of the Yngling dynasty. Today the site features burial mounds of ancient kings dating from the 5th century CE, a grave field, and the stone church erected over the pagan temple in the 11th century. Work out when and for how long to visit Gamla Uppsala and other Uppsala attractions using our handy Uppsala vacation maker website .
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  • We were staying in Uppsala for the weekend and Gamla Uppsala is a short drive (or walk if you are up to it) from the city. There had been a fresh fall of snow overnight, which was ideal for me because...  more »
  • We went there in the winter and it was a real change of scenery to find this small snowy village, in the middle of nowhere and these mounds. It is a place full of history. We took a bus to the departure of Uppsala and this is the route terminus. We walked on the trails all around the village, but as it was during the winter, everything was closed except for the Museum and the Church and it was very cold. I'd go during the summer, because it will be much more enjoyable. For history lovers.
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  • A historical place. To think backwards boggles. Royal mounds is visited and the information is good. The Church is a landmark. The Museum is small but interesting. Sad that there is a lack of proper service. Only boring coffee in the Museum. Less for it.
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