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  • 1 Gamla Uppsala Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    S - 754 40 Uppsala

    This archaeological site represents the original Uppsala. It comprises of three Royal burial mounds and that of the Assembly (to the east), which is very eroded, as well as 250 to 300 tombs. These are the only ones to have survived from all the buria..

  • 2 Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Domkyrkoplan S - 753 10 Uppsala

    Construction began circa 1270 and the cathedral was consecrated in 1435. It has a simple layout, devised by Étienne de Bonneuil, the Parisian in charge of construction, who is responsible for the High Gothic style. The building contains fine tapestri..

  • 3 Universitetshuset Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Biskopsgatan 3 S - 751 05 Uppsala

    Archbishop Jakob Ulvsson founded the university in 1477, thus beginning the town's unbroken tradition of being the intellectual centre of the country. It was initially run by the Catholic Church and trained future members of the clergy. Lutheranism t..

  • 4 Slottet Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rikssalen S - 753 75 Uppsala

    King Gustav Vasa built this castle above the cathedral to show his power and his breaking with christianity. His sons made it into a residence fit for a king, who received the county governor there. The great hall, Rikssalen, was used for festivities..

  • 5 Linnéträdgården Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Svartbäcksgatan 27 S - 753 32 Uppsala

    The residence of Carl von Linné (1707-1778), who initiated our system of plant classification, is now a museum adjoining its own botanical garden with 1 600 plant varieties. On either side of the central avenue, annual plants and perennials are divid..

  • 6 Gustavianum

    Museums and art

    Akademigatan 3 S - 753 10 Uppsala

    The Gustavianum, named after its patron, Gustave II Adolf, stands on the site of a medieval episcopal palace and housed the university from 1620 to 1887. The cupola with a sun on top allowed light into the anatomy amphitheatre (1663), where naturalis..

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