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Old Town Gavle

Gavle, Sweden
+46 26 17 71 17
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Vintage buildings

I liked walking these cosy streets with small vintage houses along. It made me feel like in a movie... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
Leisurely walk for a Sunday morning

Spared about 1.5 hours for the walk along the canal and it was worth it. Don't miss the view from... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2016
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“wooden houses” (4 reviews)
“small area” (2 reviews)
Gavle, Sweden
+46 26 17 71 17
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

I liked walking these cosy streets with small vintage houses along. It made me feel like in a movie of the 70s. Area of the old town is not big so don't plan much time for it.

Thank Ondska
Reviewed August 8, 2016

Spared about 1.5 hours for the walk along the canal and it was worth it. Don't miss the view from Gammelbron (The Old Bridge) and the church nearby. A short visit to the old village behind Länsmuseet (closed until 2017) is also a highlight.

Thank Aurora_TV
Reviewed June 7, 2016

Very nice old town, even if it is too small. Take a stroll along the narrow streets and lovely wooden houses, then walk along the river.

1  Thank Ana L
Reviewed January 5, 2016

great place to go for a short walk around the old city. very pictures especaily on a sunny day. recomend to see the second hand shops.

Thank Joe F
Reviewed December 13, 2015

Central Gavle is nice with lots of interesting buildings. And of course in winter there is the Gavlebocken (Gävlebocken) which is the very large straw goat that the town puts up at advent. Worth a day trip.

Thank SkiingCyclingDave
Reviewed September 25, 2015

The tourist office in the old town very helpful and great information of the town and the area. The park is a lovely place to walk but look out for the bicycles!

Thank Patck810
Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very nice neighborhood, in perfect condition, to see how living was in the past. A must to see for historical interested people. You can dream of living there.

Thank Gunnar d
Reviewed July 10, 2015

IF you visit Gävle, a walk thru the old town is a must. The old wood buildings (still occupied and kept in very nice condition) are some of the best I've seen, and gives a great impression of what it must have been like in...More

Thank xmats
Reviewed June 30, 2015

I lived near Gavle for several years, on and off, and visited during all seasons. At one time, Gavle was an industrious manufacturing center for garments, hats, boots, tools, many of which can still be found in the second hand shops there. It has a...More

1  Thank PKWilley
Reviewed June 28, 2015

Gamla Gefle (old town of Gavle) is the only memory left of the time before the big fire that destroyed almost all the city in the late 19th century. The narrow streets and wooden houses helped to spread the fire and learned the constructions a...More

1  Thank adriansokolik
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