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Church Village of Gammelstad

Lulea, Sweden
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Lulea
Type: Historic Sites
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

When we went to Gammelstad, there were only 5 tourist including 2 of us. Even the tourist office was closed :). The place looks beautiful in winter, red houses, snow covered roads and trees appear a different world. The church stands pretty much tall in the village and is lovely from inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

The surroundings of the church village were charming and Gammelstad is well worth a visit! Easy to find thanks to good signs.

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Linkoping, Sweden
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86 reviews 86 reviews
53 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

A really lovely place to visit. Even if you have seen other "old towns" around Sweden, this one is the biggest and best preserved and Gammelstad Church Town is on the World Heritage List of cultural and natural settings of outstanding value to humanity. It is so beautiful during the summer, you can walk around for more than hour and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

We had a great time wandering through this old church town! It is quaint and old and definitely gave a feeling of being in a time warp.There are also shops to visit where you can buy items and a cafe where you can stop and rest while savouring the goodies. We happened to be in the church when a christening... More

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Lulea, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

The village was used when going to church from places far away. Reamarkable and special. Meeting once a week in the summer with great vintage automobiles.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

A beautiful and very quiet place in the wintertime (which means more than half of the year in Northern Sweden). During the week-end, when most visitors should be expected, everything is closed - the socalled visitor center, the museum house, the open-air museum, the shops, the restaurant... But definitely worth a visit. However, It might be difficult to walk around... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

The church village of Gammelstad or Kyrkbyn is very pretty with its coating of winter snow. On a Sunday whenit is snowing heavily it is also very deserted with nothing at all open - no cares or restaurants or even the visitor centre. It is nicer to visit on a sunny day in winter if you have a chance as... More

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Boden, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

A beuatiful place to just walk around in. There is small coffeshops and there is some nice dinner places.

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Boden, Swedish Lapland, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

The restaurant Kaptensgården is great, well worth a visit. But make sure to book in advance since they only open on demand. But don't worry, prices are the same if you are 2 persons! Make sure to visit the exhibition at the Tourist Information, a great start to the tour.

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Moira, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

The whole site is marvellous, toursist office very friendly with interesting introductory film, church beautiful inside and out, we were given coffee and cake by the Church Elders who have a rota to look after the church, they had little English but were so friendly. Most 0f the museum buidings are closed in September but still interesting from the outside... More

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