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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  • August 17, 2017
    We got lucky with a nice sunny day and 23 degrees, the ideal temperature to visit this place. You take the bus to the train station and 10 minutes later 110 arrivals here, where you can admire the 3 hills which are the tombs of the Kings, the scenery is relaxing, there is the Church, very simple and it's all very relaxing. If you go to Uppsala, drop by here
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  • August 11, 2017
    This is Old Uppsala, which is a nice part of town. It's not large, and you can easily walk around in an hour or so. Go down by the river and relax.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Old Uppsala has much history to offer. The Church of old uppsala (from 1100), piles, the Viking Museum and odinsborg.
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University town Uppsala represents a relatively affordable Swedish destination. A number of hostels surround the city center, and proximity to the city center is key--the closer the better for exploring on foot all that the city has to offer. Many mid-range hotels ensure a comfortable stay at a reasonable cost, oftern with breakfast included. If luxury is more your style, look for the big chain hotels.
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