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Gamla Uppsala, Uppsala

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 240+ 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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  • We enjoyed walking up and around the giant grassy "mounds of the Kings". The walking path has informative displays telling the history and archaeology of the mounds. 
  • had a lovely walk to Gamla uppsala and it is really very picturesque, definatly be sure to visit the old church and museum both are great, o and the coffee shop there has some very tasty treats. 
  • I was there exploring the area using a tablet with the pre-loaded 3d virtual picture in the area for few hundred years ago like Old houses , blacksmith and a dead horse haha. Also, you can go inside t...  read more »
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