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“Gammalstad” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Church Village of Gammelstad

Church Village of Gammelstad
Lulea, Sweden
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Lulea
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Gammalstad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I was fortunate enough to attend a lovely wedding at this stunning church in the centre of Gammalstad which is a very picturesque village and particularly so at this time of the year when everywhere is covered in snow. A fairyland setting.

Try the the local Artic Berry jam (åkebär).

Visited February 2013
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Vindeln, Sweden
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“Unesco a go-go”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Fascinating village, lovely to walk round, and we had an excellent multi-lingual guide. The residents allow you to look round their little houses. Museum explaining the history is very good. Best visited in the long summer days.

Visited June 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Quaint and beautiful even in winters”
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.

Visited January 2013
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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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Linkoping, Sweden
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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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