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Church Village of Gammelstad

Lulea, Sweden
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Lulea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visited on the National Day holiday, taking the bus from Lulea. Unfortunately the church and visitor information centre were closed however we were able to read information from the interpretative boards. We enjoyed the activities that had been organised for the day.

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Lulea, Sweden
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is where I lived my life from 0 to 26 years of age. It's a very beautiful place with the church at the top of the hill and all the small church cottages surrounding it. If you visit Luleå you have to see the Church Village. There's a few restaurants and coffee shops to visit if you feel the... More

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Lulea, Sweden
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Your stereotypical Swedish village really, with the red houses and white windows. Amazing church and when the snow is around, it really brings the feeling of the north out.

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Hanover, Niedersachsen, Germany
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Luleå Gammelstad is a UNESCO world cultural heritage consisting of the historic church and a lot of historic small houses where people stay(ed) over night after traveling there to join the church service. While some of the houses still appear to be used as regular houses, others are kept as part of the heritage place. Walking around and looking at... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

It's probably more comfortable to visit in spring or summer but the peacefulness is wonderful with no around and the temperature at -12.

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Think that the farmers in the county traveled to church and lived in these small houses to be able to go to church.

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57 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Probably the most interesting to visit in a lot of miles. A lot of small wooden houses around the temple. They served to sleep the believers coming from long distance, when horses (reindeer?) was cars of that time. Big church, with several centuries history. Nice from outside, and inside. During our visit the minister, a woman, was attending a baptism... More

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Pavia, Italy
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

By the end of July and the beginning of August 2012, I and a friend of mine, we decided to film along the Midnight Sun Road. The starting point of this first session of shootings was the old Gammelstad - Church town listed in the UNESCO Heritage list. This old parish worth a visit for many reasons...one is that if... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

My friends had a their wedding at the church in Gammelstad. I was unfamiliar with the Swedish tradition of "church towns". The Church and surrounding village are definitely worth the trip if your in the area. It deserves it's UNESCO status.

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

We visited on a bright, sunny, but cold winter's day. A great morning out, easily reached from the centre of town by the bus which runs every hour from Smedjegatan. Both th church and the visitor centre were open, and the film show at the latter gave an interesting and very adequate introduction to the history behind the town. And... More

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