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Uppsala Cathedral

Scandinavia’s largest cathedral was built in the Gothic style in the 1270s before being consecrated in 1435. The cathedral is home to the tombs of several Kings and famous scientists including Gustav Vasa and Carl Linnaeus. The treasury houses Gustav Vasa’s sword, the relics of Eric IX of Sweden, as well as the golden chalice of Christina, Queen of Sweden. It is also possible to listen to concerts, look at exhibits, and have coffee and cake in the cosy Katedralcafé, or browse the gift shop. Open daily, year round.
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Uppsala Castle

Construction started on the castle in the 1540s at the instruction of Gustav Vasa. The castle has been host to many key historical events, such as the Sture Murders and the abdication of Christina, Queen of Sweden. Today, however, the castle arranges meetings and conferences in the Great Hall and is also the residence of the County Governor. It is also possible to listen to lectures and watch films in the Uppsala Peace Museum, to appreciate modern art in Uppsala Art Museum, and to immerse yourself in the history of the castle in the ruins of Vasaborg.
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Gamla Uppsala

Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala) is one of Scandinavia's most noteworthy areas with ancient remains. It is the site of three majestic royal mounds from the 6th century, one of Scandinavia's largest burial areas and ruins of a cathedral built in the 12th century. The area is surrounded by myths, with legends of power Svea kings as well as the golden heathen temples, human sacrifices and ancient Nordic blood sacrifices. Today, Gamla Uppsala is a popular excursion spot. You can also visit Gamla Uppsala Museum, Odinsborg restaurant and the open-air museum, Disagården.
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Linnaeus' Hammarby

Linnaeus' Hammarby is one of the most authentically preserved estates from the 1700s. The estate was purchased as a summer residence by the Prince of Botanists himself in 1758. The household items, clothes and art tell us more about Carl Linnaeus' private life and his scientific achievements. A permanent exhibit reflects on the family's life on the farm. The lush park is home to many of the plants grown by Linnaeus himself and the surrounding cultural reserve has several nature and culture trails. Open May-September.
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