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The University Main Building is situated in the center of the town, close to the cathedral. It was built in the 1880s and today it is used for lectures, conferences, concerts and academic festivities.
3 Biskopsgatan | The University Main Building is currently closed for interior renovations., Uppsala 753 10, Sweden
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes lovely inside main area with stair case and beautiful architecture. A small area explains the history of the uni and the famous people who studied there. Really interesting

Thank _jennys3489
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently retired from university job, had to drop into the main building and soak up a little history.

Thank jmckphil
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Nice to just have a look around the entrance hall. Haven't been at any event in the aula since the recent restoration, but is was pretty good before.

Thank Marcus B
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Try and get a view inside the main hall and the lecture rooms. Fantastic architecture and decorations. If possible, go upstairs to get a glimpse of the meeting rooms - I suspect that they are not open to the general public, though.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Happened to be in town during the renovation, but they still allowed visitors to go inside. So I went and it was very charming and beautiful. There are many working meeting and lecture rooms. I was full at the time so I didn't try their...More

Thank K N
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The building is currently rejuvenated and not open tourist visits. The option for you is to go near by and visit the place where the building of the first swidish university was once.

Thank Vihren M
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Imposing university building . Do not miss the tropical greehouses adjoining the rear of the building with rainforest , cacti and other greenhouses to visit for a small fee

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Main building of the Uppsala University is a beautiful historical one. You can go inside and see Its splendid interior decoration. I went there early June this year. I met Master graduation ceremony of Uppsala University. Many students are gathered and cerebrated not only in...More

Thank 286kazuhidey
Reviewed 17 April 2016

This is the historical main building at Uppsala University. It's just in front of the cathedral and, on special occasions, hosts free events (specially during Christmas). It has an orchestra room that is quite beautiful.

Thank KikoFernandezReyes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

The building was about to begin a major renovation when I was there. While still open you could see teams of restorers on scaffolding doing painstaking work on the ceiling paintings. The main hall made me wonder if I had wandered into a grand theatre...More

Thank Elizabeth D
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