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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, Cultural
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Boden, Swedish Lapland, Sweden
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2010

Amazingly pretty, but oh so quiet and under exploited. Like most of northern Sweden the Church Town of Gammelstad is wonderfully pretty and quiet. Would it be located anywhere else in the world there would be masses of tourists around and touts around every corner. But here there is hardly anything taking advantage of the opportunities that lie within this... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2009

A must for you interested of old european culture. Gammelstad is one of the 17 remaining so called church-towns, a Swedish "speciality" in the world. Due to the long distances, the harsh climate of the North and the will of colonisating this part of the country, people began to gather near the church and built there small houses they could... More

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Ronneby, Sweden
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232 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2009

This place is very fascinating, but besides the narrow streets and the atmosphere there is little to see and/or do. However, the place is still worth a visit - take a couple of hours to wander the alleys and enjoy the atmosphere.

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