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Gammelstad is a very nice UNESCO site. There's really not much going around in February but you get... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2019
Célia F
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Easy to get to from Lulea on the number 9 bus. An interesting place to spend a couple of hours. On... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
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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...more
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Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

Limited to see in winter time lots of things are deeply covered in the snow so you see nearly nothing. There is a small tourist office with very nice staff. The church is nice and a visit worth but not fully a journey If you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

Gammelstad is a very nice UNESCO site. There's really not much going around in February but you get very nice picture with untouched snow. We were given some explanations in the church about the church itself and the town.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Célia F
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Easy to get to from Lulea on the number 9 bus. An interesting place to spend a couple of hours. On Tuesdays at 1:00pm they have a guided tour in English, but nice to just wander around by yourself too. Be sure to go to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This is a must see in Lulea. A world heritage at UNESCO list. Find one day to visit the curch and the small cottages

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Old small houses for overnight stay by churchgoers from distant areas. Fine atmosphere of times gone by. Very well preserved (if you are lucky to be able to take over a house from the present many-generations-owners you have to pay a lot!).

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

A walk through Gammelstads Kyrkstad is really nice. Seeing all these small red houses gives you an impression of how people actually lived in “old Sweden”.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank pierrebunton
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Very cozy and very unique. Don't miss the guided tour, it will enhance the experience since there is so much history. Take the bus from city center and spend two hours minimum here for visiting the village and if you have the time there is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LarsS638
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

If you only have a day in this area you must go to Gammelstad and spend at these a couple of hours. We only had an hour and it wasn’t long enough. They have wonderful audio tours of the church and the houses surrounding it....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fizzy1991
Reviewed July 25, 2018

very interesting place, Gammel stad with its small red houses and the great church in the mittle. Beautiful church

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lonech
Reviewed July 23, 2018

The concept of a church town is an interesting piece of history. There are others in the area but this one is (apparently) the best preserved. It is certainly very big comprising many tiny houses. There is a good level of interpretation (in English). It...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Bus #9 towards Kyrkbyn, stops at Smedjegatan/City and Shopping in the centre.
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