Uppsala Domkyrka
Uppsala Domkyrka
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  • Ali Sadeghi
    Uppsala, Sweden115 contributions
    Amazing Cathedral
    It is one of the oldest churches in the world. It is very beautiful with a rich history. I highly recommend to visit this place. it is the the tallest church building in Scandinavia. it is located in the center of city and near the river.
    Visited July 2022
    Written April 8, 2023
  • Sebas M
    Buenos Aires, Argentina125 contributions
    Uppsala Domkyrka - Short review
    Already from outside, the cathedral is impressive and beautiful - you can see it from pretty much everywhere. And when you go inside, it is as impressive. Considering it is really close to Stockholm, if you are there, you should really consider a visit not only to Uppsala, but to the Cathedral.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 8, 2023
  • RYC88
    Centreville, Virginia1,276 contributions
    Very pretty cathedral
    It is a lovely cathedral and even though it's the tallest in Scandinavia, it does seem a little small inside. The decorations with stenciling and painting on all the walls was so delicate and beautiful. It doesn't take long to see everything inside, but it's worth a short stroll around. Plus, there are runestones all around the outside that date from 900 and 1,000.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 20, 2023
  • Ann C
    Nashville, Tennessee3,272 contributions
    Uppsala Domkyrka
    We were lucky as the day we visited a free concert was about to start and we were able to stay and enjoy it. The building was completed in 1435 but the spires and interior (gothic) were not completed until the late 19th C. This cathedral has the longest nave in Scandinavia. Close to the entrance is the tomb of Carl Linnaeus, the scientist, the father of modern botany. There is a chapel that was originally dedicated to the Virgin Mary that was later renovated to hold the tomb of King Gustar Vasa...outside of the chapel is a strange/poorly done wax statue of Mary.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 18, 2023
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Pblue2001
Renton, WA29 contributions
Aug 2021
Very nice walk from the hotel and central train station. Easy to walk through and great displays of tombs. A tour group also sang while they were there. The rings on the ground for opening the tombs in the floor you had to watch for tripping hazard . Disappointed that the MUSEUM GUSTAVIANUM where they performed autopsy was closed.
Written August 19, 2021
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Ann C
Nashville, TN3,272 contributions
Jul 2023
We were lucky as the day we visited a free concert was about to start and we were able to stay and enjoy it.

The building was completed in 1435 but the spires and interior (gothic) were not completed until the late 19th C. This cathedral has the longest nave in Scandinavia.

Close to the entrance is the tomb of Carl Linnaeus, the scientist, the father of modern botany.

There is a chapel that was originally dedicated to the Virgin Mary that was later renovated to hold the tomb of King Gustar Vasa...outside of the chapel is a strange/poorly done wax statue of Mary.
Written August 18, 2023
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RYC88
Centreville, VA1,276 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
It is a lovely cathedral and even though it's the tallest in Scandinavia, it does seem a little small inside. The decorations with stenciling and painting on all the walls was so delicate and beautiful. It doesn't take long to see everything inside, but it's worth a short stroll around. Plus, there are runestones all around the outside that date from 900 and 1,000.
Written July 20, 2023
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mbc421
Toronto, Canada1,038 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
The bigger question is this: “should I make a special trip from Stockholm to see this cathedral?”

While the Domkyrka is all the glowing superlatives, tallest in Scandinavia, and burial site of Swedish kings, unless you love cathedrals or are in Uppsala already, I would not make a special trip from Stockholm outside of summer months.

I was here in February and the must-see museum across from the church was closed for renovations. The locally famous botanical garden was also closed for the winter. The cathedral was really nice, and there is a rather decent shopping street, yet there were not a lot of other supporting “must-sees” to make this 45 minute trek and train ticket from Stockholm worthwhile, even on a nice winter day.
Written February 24, 2020
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KTLund
Lund, Sweden600 contributions
May 2020
It was a relief to find the cathedral open during a difficult time. I walked around without really knowing what I was looking at and found the brochures in several languages on the way out, next to the gift shop. I would suggest they be moved closer to the entrance or into the church.
A very friendly man in the gift shop suggested I visit the treasury which contains very old textiles and gold and silver objects. The descriptions are available in Swedish, English and German.
Since many things were closed, it was nice to have the cathedral open.
Unfortunately, the cafe closed early and I missed my fika.
Written May 9, 2020
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Sebas M
Buenos Aires, Argentina125 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
Already from outside, the cathedral is impressive and beautiful - you can see it from pretty much everywhere. And when you go inside, it is as impressive. Considering it is really close to Stockholm, if you are there, you should really consider a visit not only to Uppsala, but to the Cathedral.
Written July 8, 2023
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Ali Sadeghi
Uppsala, Sweden115 contributions
Jul 2022
It is one of the oldest churches in the world. It is very beautiful with a rich history. I highly recommend to visit this place. it is the the tallest church building in Scandinavia. it is located in the center of city and near the river.
Written April 8, 2023
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA1,977 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
One of the most beautiful churches I’ve seen. It’s worth visiting just to see the stained glass windows. There are a number of notable people buried here including a king and a saint, as well.

Highly recommended.
Written September 10, 2022
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Michaela K
2,241 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
It was very nice to look inside the cathedral and definitely worth to go in.
There are shops nearby to go to which is good and nice cafes are not far away too
Written February 21, 2022
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Kurt M
Malmö, Sweden541 contributions
Feb 2013 • Family
Coming to Uppsala, you can't and you mustn't miss the cathedral.

With 117 meters its two main towers are the tallest in Scandinavia, and you will see them, together with the pink Uppsala castle, from afar across the Uppsala plain.

Like so many cathedrals it took hundreds of years to build, rebuild and extend, and changed hands from the Catholic to the new Lutheran church during the reformation. It was significant for Swedish history as the place for coronation of the Swedish monarchs until the end of the 17th century. A large number of Swedish kings and notable people are entombed inside the cathedral.

The building style was changed through the centuries from the original, medieval Baltic Gothic (robust brick walls) to baroque and then to Neo-Gothic (interior ceiling and walls). Whatever style - it is an impressive building.

If you visit with young children, let them find the little bird at the entrance to King Gustav Vasa's chapel. With teenagers, let them count how many wives he had (one at a time). By yourselves, try and attend an organ concert (regularly on Saturday afternoons) - the acoustics of the church and the new organ are superb. And it is a wonderful place for meditation on a busy day.
Written April 8, 2013
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