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Reviewed 3 November 2012

Gamla Uppsala is very small, with a church, 2 museums (one is closed in winter), charming cafe and small shops. I would recommend to go in Summer, as places will be open. We went in November, and most was shut.
It is a great place to go for walks and read up about the historic site.
Highly recommended is the Historical Museum just next to the old church (roundish wooden building with huge window facing the 3 hills). It is one of the best museums I have been to in Sweden. The exhibits are interesting, they have a 'tips promenade' for children and a small shop with a very good selection of English books about the Vikings etc.
The exhibits descriptions are even in English - why oh why can Uppsala have this, but Stockholm is still struggling????
Adult entry fee to the museum, children are free. They also have a small cafe.

Date of experience: November 2012
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

Gamla Uppsala looks more like a countryside churche . It's located in a very pleasant area.
The church is small, but definetely worth seeing, as it keeps the things from the very ancient time, and is really remarquable for Sweden's history! There is a viking museum nearby.
Don't miss it!

Date of experience: August 2012
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

I really enjoyed Gamla Uppsala. Before going, I thought it was Viking buriels, but they are actually pre-Viking. The staff provided a tour of the museum in English that was very good; the tour guide knew a lot about the site and was very interesting. You could spend a lot of time walking around the site, as it’s more than just the 4 big mounds – there’s a lovely trail and many smaller mounds in the whole area. Be sure to climb one of the mounds for a great view of Uppsala.

I especially like the nearby Disagarden, which is a restored 19th-century farm. It closes earlier than the museum and I wish I’d planned more time for that.

Date of experience: August 2012
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Reviewed 1 September 2012

Gamla Uppsala (Old town) - a must visit place! the views here are amazing. Wish there was a way to post photo for this review. when you visit Gamla Uppsala be sure to stop for Fika at the shop - the cake it amazing!

Date of experience: June 2012
Thank nsb_TX
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

This is a place well worth a visit. The museum is closed during the winte months. Some of the pictures that people show about this place is really from the modern Uppsala center not "Gamla Uppsala" which is located outside the town.

Date of experience: July 2011
Thank Karl-Einar
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