Visit one of the best-preserved monuments of old Swedish tradition at Gammelstad Church Town. Collections of cottages similar to this one were once a common sight in Sweden. Before the age of cars, people who attended religious festivities from the countryside often couldn't make it back home on the same day, so they built a cottage next to the church. Many of the cottages are still privately owned, but some are open for visitors and restored to give you a glimpse into Swedish history. You can also visit a 15th-century cathedral, and try your hand at traditional crafts. Guided tours are regularly available in Swedish and English, but if you require a specific time or another language, you can book a tour in advance. By using our Lulea trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Gammelstad Church Town and other attractions in Lulea.
Gammelstad Church Town reviews
I had no idea what Church Town was, thought it was just some sort of skansen. What a revelation! Definitely visit the little museum at Visitor center to learn more! more »
...go to Gammelstad, a "church village" which was a specific thing in the old north, before cities existed. Quite scenic, with an interesting exhibition on it's history in the visitor center, a... more »
Wonderful cozy place. Beautiful church. And a big thank you to the local people who explained us everything and were very welcoming.
What a great historical place, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in Gammelstaden near the city of Luleå, Sweden This was a traditional way of building a town around a church, Gammelstad Church Town s the best preserved example of such a type of town. People still live today in these buildings, when you walk around respect their privacy and make sure to go to the visitor centre to pickup a guide to what you can see.
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