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Gamla Uppsala, Uppsala
(4.3/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Gamla Uppsala on your trip to Uppsala, use our Uppsala holiday planner.
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  • Gamla Uppsala is a small idyllic spot with ancient monuments. A beautiful area to walk, jog, or chase the pokemons. It is close to town but feels not so. A nice café is located next to the Church.
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  • Gamla Uppsala is considered the capital of pagan Sweden, even before the Vikings. It polulegendarnaja, poluskazochnaja Sweden, which left only a few mounds. Everything else draw deserving of your imagination.
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  • As I keep telling people, beware the Low Season; verify the open times for attractions. The museum itself was closed the day we were there. The church was open, as were the mounds. Wow! You can actual...  more »