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Culture of Uppsala. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Lena kyrka nordelch 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 fortifications have witnessed important historical events. Currently, the part of the castle houses an art museum with a collection of paintings of the first half of the 20th century. Another part of the historic buildings is allotted to the city administration.
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There is an interesting religious attraction in the city - the beautiful Skattkammaren Cathedral. Its construction has begun in 1260 and ended only in the early 15th century. The beautiful cathedral is one of the oldest religious buildings of the country. On the territory of the cathedral there are tombs of prominent historical figures and representatives of royal families. The golden tomb of St. Eric attracts special interest of tourists. One of the towers of the cathedral is converted into a museum, which holds an interesting collection of national costumes and decorations.
Speaking of outstanding cultural institutions we should mention the Linnemuseet. In addition to personal belongings of Carl Linnaeus, the exhibition includes a rich collection of old books. The huge interest attracts Linnetradgarden Botanical Garden located next to the mansion. The garden was founded by the scientist in 1741; currently, there are about 1,300 plants in its territory. The beautiful garden is divided into several thematic areas; there is an interesting mobile vegetable garden, flower garden and a garden of exotic plants. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The oldest cultural institution in Uppsala is the Museum Gustavianum, walls of which house thousands of priceless archaeological finds. Visitors can see unique Egyptian sarcophagi and amphorae, the collection of beautiful vases and even Vikings armor. One of the most intriguing sights of the city is Kungshogarna, many interesting legends and beliefs are associated with it. According to scientists, huge monumental mounds were created during the Great Migration; all around there are more than eight hundred burial mounds.
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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Uppsala
♥   Palace 'Skoklosters slott' , 17.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Rosersberg Palace' , 33.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Ulriksdal Palace' , 56.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Drottningholm Palace' , 61.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palace of Bonde' , 63.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Stockholm Palace' , 63.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Rosendal Palace' , 64.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Uppsala
♥   S:t Erik Katolska Domkyrkan, Stockholm, 65.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Uppsala and near

Royal Domain of Drottningholm

From the series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Europe”
There are historical monuments of world importance in Sweden. One of the most prominent is the palace and park ensemble of Drottningholm. It is located on the island of Louvain, among the peaceful waters of Lake Malaren. Since 1981, the palace is the seat of the Swedish kings. The first mansion on the island was built in the 16th century by order of King Johan III, who gave the palace to his wife. However, already in 1662, the majestic building was completely burned down. The palace was restored at the end of the 17th century. It has repeatedly changed owners. The residence was reconstructed in the next two hundred years. … Read further

Pioneen Center

From the series “Forbidden Construction Objects with Label "Access Denied"”
One of the most secret objects of Sweden is located in Stockholm, we are talking about the center "Pionen". The bunker was built during the Cold War as a shelter for the government, and later a secret complex began to be used as a data center. Currently, the center belongs to the Internet provider Bahnhof. To get to the place of storage of secret servers, you need to go through a long tunnel that goes deep underground. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Uppsala

Culture guide to Uppsala. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Uppsala: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Uppsala. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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