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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  • So much to see and so much important Swedish history. Be sure to read up on some of it before you arrive though there are displays explaining things around the church which dates back to pagan times t...  more »
  • This place has an interesting history if you're into old world European royal history. There is a church and graveyard on site and the burial mounds that surround the area.  more »
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