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A must see in Lulea

This is a must see in Lulea. A world heritage at UNESCO list. Find one day to visit the curch and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lulea, Sweden
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Charming church village

Old small houses for overnight stay by churchgoers from distant areas. Fine atmosphere of times... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Stockholm, Sweden
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Of Sweden's 71 original church towns, only 16 are left today. The majority of these have been reduced to a remnant. Gammelstad has the country's largest and best preserved church town with 408 cottages comprising 553 rooms. The church town...more
1 Kyrktorget, Lulea 954 33, Sweden
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All reviews world heritage interesting place guided tour couple of hours two hours the cottages visitor center swedish history souvenir shop old village outdoor museum unesco list north cape lovely place to visit flea market large collection lulea
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see in Lulea. A world heritage at UNESCO list. Find one day to visit the curch and the small cottages

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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Old small houses for overnight stay by churchgoers from distant areas. Fine atmosphere of times gone by. Very well preserved (if you are lucky to be able to take over a house from the present many-generations-owners you have to pay a lot!).

Thank kattullus
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

A walk through Gammelstads Kyrkstad is really nice. Seeing all these small red houses gives you an impression of how people actually lived in “old Sweden”.

Thank pierrebunton
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Very cozy and very unique. Don't miss the guided tour, it will enhance the experience since there is so much history. Take the bus from city center and spend two hours minimum here for visiting the village and if you have the time there is...More

Thank Lars S
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

If you only have a day in this area you must go to Gammelstad and spend at these a couple of hours. We only had an hour and it wasn’t long enough. They have wonderful audio tours of the church and the houses surrounding it....More

Thank fizzy1991
Reviewed 25 July 2018

very interesting place, Gammel stad with its small red houses and the great church in the mittle. Beautiful church

Thank Lonech
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The concept of a church town is an interesting piece of history. There are others in the area but this one is (apparently) the best preserved. It is certainly very big comprising many tiny houses. There is a good level of interpretation (in English). It...More

Thank 301lisa33
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Revisited and got a bit disappointed. It is not the only church town in the area but the one that got on the UNESCO list. Very nice to stroll around but a single house is open. The souvenir shop charges 50-80% more for local products...More

Thank Nubus
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Nice area and a part of the world heritage. It is a small old village with simple old fashioned houses and and old church and graveyard. We went for the flea market , and it was ok. Nice old fashioned cafe and some small shops...More

Thank siljesavematkostit
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

This church town is a very interesting place and well worth a visit. In earlier times, families of surrounding farms couldn’t make it to the church and back home in one day, so they built cottages around the church in which they stayed over the...More

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Response from JonDoe04134 | Reviewed this property |
Bus #9 towards Kyrkbyn, stops at Smedjegatan/City and Shopping in the centre.