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Nature and gardens
S - Falun
Dalarna represents all that is Swedish par excellence, from the brightly coloured costumes to the spirited dancing and music, always with the backdrop of a magnificent rural landscape. Nowadays, Dalarna's folk traditions draw in many visitors. The vi..
Kristinegatan 11 S - 791 71 Falun
This three-nave basilica with impressive Baroque decoration was built from 1642 to 1659 and reflects the importance of Falun in the 17C. The blue and gold colour scheme dates from restoration undertaken in 1905-1906. The altarpiece and pulpit date fr..
Museums and art
Stirgaregatan 2-4 S - 791 21 Falun
Exhibitions introducing folklore with a particular focus on painting, music and costume. The brightly-coloured ancient costumes and stunning Dalecarlian peasant paintings are remarkable. In the section dedicated to Dalecarlian folk music visito..
Museums and art
Gruvgatan 44 S - 791 61 Falun
This museum of the mining company houses rich collection illustrating the history of the mine from an industrial and technical point of view. Of particular interest are the inventions of Christopher Polhem (1661-1751), father of mechanics in Sweden..
Industrial tourism and theme park
S - 791 61 Falun
The great open-cast mine is the result of subsidence caused by mining techniques and exists since 1687. Mining was carried out in huge chambers, dug out one above another. Since this time, the "great shaft" (100m deep and 400m large) has ..