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“Interesting place to visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Church Village of Gammelstad

Church Village of Gammelstad
Lulea, Sweden
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Lulea
Type: Historic Sites
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Finland
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“Interesting place to visit”
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.

Visited October 2012
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“Beautiful place to visit during summer”
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 also take a look inside houses. As far as I remember, until the end of August the Visitor Centre offer guided tours, which are four times per day (not in the afternoon though). It costs 65sek and kinds under 15 go for free, which is a good idea for families! The also have a cafeteria there and a restaurant, so you can eat a proper meal and have some rest.
They have awesome shops with craftsmanship and design, but of course those things are expensive. But so pretty! Small souvenirs are in acceptable prices and really worth buying.
It is definitely worth to see this place if you are in Luleå.

Visited July 2012
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“A great place to visit and relax!”
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 was beginning. They allowed us to stay and it was a wonderful experience!

Visited June 2012
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Lulea, Sweden
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“Very intersting”
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.

Visited August 2011
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“The least visited world heritage in the world...”
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 the village. Only the main street is cleared for snow (up to 2 meters deep) ! You can easily get to the village by local bus from the town-center of Luleå. Busses leave at least once every hour.

Visited March 2012
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