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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  • I have been in Sweden twice, but this is my favorite place there so far! I really into Nordic Mythology and I was so desperate, I really wanted to see this place and it didn’t disappoint me. So wonder...  more »
  • Peaceful, quiet, a great place for a leisurely stroll. An ideal way to enjoy the clean, delightful Swedish countryside. One of my favorite afternoons in the country.  more »
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