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Gammelstad Church Town
Gammelstad Church Town
Owner description: Of Sweden's 71 original church towns, only 16 are left today. The majority of these have been reduced to a remnant. Gammelstad has the country's largest and best preserved church... more Owner description: Of Sweden's 71 original church towns, only 16 are left today. The majority of these have been reduced to a remnant. Gammelstad has the country's largest and best preserved church town with 408 cottages comprising 553 rooms. The church town presumably arose from a combination of several factors: the long distances, merchants' needs for storage and accommodation at the marketplace, the church stables and last but not least the population's duty to attend church regularly. The oldest mention of Gammelstad Church Town is in Johannes Bureus' depiction of his visit here at Christmas 1600: "All farmers have their cottages near the church at a place they call The Hill". Unfortunately Bureus does not mention the age of the church town, but the first cottages were presumably built in the mid-16th century. Gammelstad Church Town was put on the UNESCO World Heritage List on 7 December, 1996.The World Heritage Committee's reasoning was as follows: "Gammelstad Church Town is a remarkable example of the traditional church town of northern Scandinavia. It admirably illustrates the adaptation of conventional urban design to the special geographical and climatic conditions of a hostile natural environment." The World Heritage area includes the church itself, surrounded by the Church Town, the well-to-do areas, the public buildings and certain sections of the more recent permanent buildings.The church town tradition, i.E. The custom of spending the night in church cottages in connection with church weekends, was a decisive factor for conferring world heritage status. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Isbanan
Isbanan
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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Flygmuseet F21
Flygmuseet F21
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
Nederlulea Kyrka
Nederlulea Kyrka
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals
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Norrbottens Jarnvagsmuseum
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Restaurang CG
Restaurang CG
Ranked #1 of 77 Restaurants in Lulea
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Hemmagastronmi
Hemmagastronmi
Ranked #2 of 77 Restaurants in Lulea
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurang Chowkeeng
Restaurang Chowkeeng
Ranked #3 of 77 Restaurants in Lulea
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian, Korean
Bistro Norrland
Bistro Norrland
Ranked #4 of 77 Restaurants in Lulea
Cuisines: Swedish
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
The Bishops Arms
The Bishops Arms
Ranked #5 of 77 Restaurants in Lulea
Cuisines: Brew Pub
Dining options: Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Clarion Hotel Sense
4.0 of 5
Clarion Hotel Sense
$126 - $216
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Lulea
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Quality Hotel Lulea
3.5 of 5
Quality Hotel Lulea
$94 - $174 (SEK 787 - 1,458)
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Lulea
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Elite Stadshotell Lulea
4.0 of 5
Elite Stadshotell Lulea
$100 - $201 (EUR 90 - 180)
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Lulea
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