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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  • The old Gamla Uppsala is about 15 minutes away from the centre of Uganda, with the oldest church in Scandinavia, Gamla Uppsala Church, with a triangular sloping roof, a large stone head, and other forms of European churches; next to the three royal mounds of tombs, the There is also a mystical atmosphere, which is recommended for friends who like North Europe, Thor Thor, is a very mysterious, interesting, ancient, historical rich ancient city.
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  • An amazing site, with fascinating archaeology, church (with built in runestones and free standing belltower), and above all, the museum – controversial when first proposed, apparently, but really well...  more »
  • This is a wonderful bike or walk from Uppsala if you have the time and are fit. There is a ski/walk trail to follow, otherwise a bus that is close to the museum. I come here quite often as it's hard t...  more »
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