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Uppsala riverfront This is one of the oldest cities in Scandinavia that attracts travelers by tremendously large choice of attractions. The resort certainly will surely please those tourists who prefer quiet and secluded cities and long unhurried walks. Approximately a third of the city is devoted to pedestrians. There is no transport here, so nothing prevents tourists from inspecting remarkable buildings, enjoying nature and singing birds.
It’s worth to begin a tour around historical heritage of Uppsala with the legendary medieval Slottet Castle. It was built in the mid16th century; during its long history, fascinating … Open
Uppsala Cathedral is, without a doubt, one of the main attractions of the city. The construction of the cathedral started in the 13th century and lasted for almost 200 years. This is a grand-scale building created in the Gothic style. Its spacious halls strike visitors with luxurious interior and fine handmade paintings, which cover both walls and altar. This church is the oldest one in Sweden. Don’t forget to take a look at its main shrine - the tomb of St. Eric. Numerous kings and famous personalities are buried on the territory of the cathedral. Among them are Johann II, Gustav Vasa, Carolus Linnaeus, Emanuel Swedenborg, and Nathan Sederblom.
Don’t walk far away from the cathedral as one more religious attraction is located near it. This is Holy Trinity Church built in the middle of the 14th century. Uppsala Castle is also a sight of particular interest of tourists. The castle was built by the order of Gustav Vasa in the late 16th century. The castle has witnessed numerous important historical events. You will learn more about the castle and its history if you make an excursion on its cabinets and halls. Here have been signed important documents, have been resolved political issues and have been conducted negotiations with heads of countries. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1.It’s recommended to pay for goods and services with local currency; it can be exchanged at any bank or private exchange office. It’s also worth considering that in many shops, … Open
The northern part of the city is the location of the district known as Old Uppsala. Here visitors will see many old buildings, temples, and ruins the market square built in the 5th century. Nature fans should visit Linnaeus Garden. Here the world-renowned professor of medicine, who has been also called the King of flowers, has been conducting his experiments.
UppsalaCathedral In the vicinity of the city is situated an attractive area called the Great Mounds. For the first time, these low hills attracted researchers in the early 19th century, when versions of their natural origin were put forward. As further studies have shown, the mounds have been created by people. They were erected in the 5th-6th centuries over the tombs of the governors of the Svei tribe. There are about 800 hills in the area. Archaeological research has been ongoing for over a hundred years. Many interesting artifacts were discovered at that time.
Tourists resting in Uppsala have to visit local fish restaurants, as well as dining places that specialize in Scandinavian cuisine. The Hambergs Fisk restaurant is known far outside of the … Open
The King's Palace is the most beautiful architectural monument. Five outstanding architects have been working on its construction for over a century. The construction of the magnificent palace in the Renaissance style began in 1549. In the 17th century, many historical activities important for the city took place within its walls. At the beginning of the 18th century, the palace was damaged greatly by fire. The construction was fully restored only in the middle of the 19th century. Nowadays, part of the historic building is occupied by the city government. Most of the buildings are occupied by three museums.
Uppsala Uppsala has the oldest educational institution in Scandinavia - Uppsala University. It was founded in 1477. Today, the university building is located on the territory of a beautifully landscaped garden and is of great architectural value. Currently, a part of the university houses the Numismatic Museum, which has more than 16000 exhibits. The museum includes a rich collection of works of art. In recent years, various presentations and cultural events are held there.
The cultural life of the city is characterized by numerous interesting customs and traditions. It is believed that Uppsala hosts the most magnificent celebration of the famous local event, … Open
The Uppland Province Museum is located in the very heart of the city. The museum occupies an old water mill, built in 1760, which is still active. A significant part of the historic building is set aside for the equipment of the museum. In total, there are more than 800000 exhibits, among which are unique archaeological finds and collections of old photographs. The museum collection was established in the early 20th century. In 1959, it moved to the building of the old mill.
Uppsala The Old Uppsala Church is located in the historic district. It was erected in the 12th century and served originally the residence of the bishop. Today, archaeological studies are under way in many areas of the historic district.
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Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Uppsala
♥   Castle 'Uppsala Castle' , 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Wik Castle' , 17.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Skokloster Castle' , 17.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Salsta Castle' , 21.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Salnecke Castle' , 22 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Uppsala
♥   National Park 'Färnebofjärden' , 60.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Ängsö' , 68 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Alazea' , 71.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Tyresta' , 82.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Uppsala from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

SkyView Elevator

From the series “Top 16 Most Exotic Elevators and Lifts in the World”
Many use the spherical elevator booths for celebration. Often, the newlyweds hire the elevator for wedding ceremonies. The ride with the elevator takes about 20 minutes. So the unusually gondola hoist can carry the passengers only three times in an hour. This must necessarily take into account those travelers who visit this attraction in the high season when a row to the elevator is always quite large. … Read further

Royal Domain of Drottningholm

From the series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Europe”
There are amazing Chinese houses in the garden. They were built in the mid 18th century, when Europe was keen on Chinese architecture. The French baroque park decorated with fountains and exquisite bronze sculptures deserves special attention. During the reign of King Gustav III, the English garden was laid out around the palace. It also managed to survive to the present day. Artificial ponds with a system of canals and bridges decorate the space there. … Read further
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