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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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  • Impressive viking tombs in a beautiful rural setting. Not much else to see or do here, except for visiting a restaurant.  more »
  • We didn’t think we’d get here with it being out of town, but come half one, deciding where to go next, we saw that the number 2 bus takes 15 min and goes from the main square (stora target). Off we...  more »

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