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Carolina Rediviva University Library

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Address: Drottninggatan | Box 510, Uppsala 751 20, Sweden
Phone Number: 018-471 39 00
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Small but interesting exhibits

This is a small museum with very old documents, including Mozart scores, a silver bible from the sixth century, and an old map. There is no admission fee. Overall good for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small museum with very old documents, including Mozart scores, a silver bible from the sixth century, and an old map. There is no admission fee. Overall good for a quick look at historical documents.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Carolina Rediviva has the silver bible together with some other items that are worth looking. For instance, they have one of the first villancicos Spanish books ever written ;) I believe that it is worth visiting. The library as a whole is quite big and old, if you like libraries then this one won't disappoint you

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

We left from Stockholm to Uppsala and arrived right around 9 am. Since most attractions in the city don't open until 10, this is a great first stop - plus it's kind of at the top of the hill, so most places will be "downhill" the rest of the way. Visiting these rare books won't take more than 30 minutes,... More 

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Göteborg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

The University library houses some gems. The main highlight is a 6th-century Bible, written in silver ink on pourpre paper. The Bible you see is a copy, but the sheet of paper hanging is from the original. Take also a few minutes to look at Carta Marina, the oldest map of Scandinavia, from 1539, which is rather accurate. Note the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Quite a stunning library and nice to see the world famous silver Bible. Definitely worth a visit if you're passing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Wonderfull old style Library in free access. Take time to rest and look a the interior architecture.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

There was an exposition regarding the Silver Bible and some other documents. They even have an old Spanish villancicos book from the 1600s.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

The Carolina Rediviva University Library is still a functioning library frequented by students and members of the public alike. Beyond the obvious enormous collection of literature stored here, there are also some historical exhibits including the famed Silver Bible. Definitely worth a visit while in town!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is the University library, so you will encounter many students quietly studying, so try not to disturb them during your visit! It's a typical old college library, but they also house some interesting and very old items on exhibit free to the public. They have the Silver Bible (one of the oldest in the world), along with several other... More 

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Kalmar, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Old and charming university library to study in peace and quiet. The view of Uppsala is also nice if you take the elevator to the top floors. There is also a small museum that holds one of the oldest Bibles in the world: The Silver Bible.

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