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Gustanavium MuseumMuseums0.2km
Museum GustavianumMuseums0.2km
UpplandsmuseetMuseums0.2km
Carolina RedivivaMuseums0.3km
Uppsala UniversityUniversity0.3km
Upsala CathedralCathedrals0.3km
Uppsala CastleCastles 0.4km
Uppsala KonstmuseumMuseums0.4km
Svenska Kyrkans UngaReligion0.5km
Uppsala Botanical GardenBotanical gardens0.5km
Linnaean GardenGardens0.6km
Botaniska trädgårdenGardens0.6km
Uppsala gästhamnPorts0.8km
Bror Hjorths HusMuseums1km


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Pros

nice weather
delicious meals
attractive sights and places

Cons

chilly in winter

Suitable for

shopping
history
cruises
study
sport tourism

Why to go there?

old&new architecture

Transportation and means of transport

railway
air
metro


Information and Facts

GPS: 59.8571, 17.6342
Altitude: 24 m
Population: 200
Nearest airport: Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, 41 km
Distance from the capital city: Stockholm, 75 km
Last update: Oct 22, 2012 12:03:36 AM

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 Aura: 78Reviews: 12Aug 24, 2011 10:00:59 AM
Uppsala is a Swedish city about 70 km from Stockholm . There is a university, an archbishop’s residency, a county council and several scientific and pedagogical institutions in Uppsala.

Historical Sights

Cathedral Domkyrka is the most outstanding building of the city, originally a citadel rebuilt to a royal mansion. Its current look was finished in 1757. Many significant events were held in the cathedral including the resignation of Queen Kristina in 1654. Among other sights there is a church in French Gothic style in which the Swedish kings were crowned. Sacred and academic buildings from the 17th and 18th century are located near Domkyrka. The most significant one is Gustavianum which used to be the main building of the university. Gustavianum houses the Anatomical Theatre used as a classroom for medical students, a museum with Egyptian antiquities and a museum of classical Nordic archaeology. Current main university building was built in 1880 in Neo-Renaissance style and the library holds more than 30,000 books.
Linnaeus is the city’s botanical garden and it is the oldest one in the whole Sweden . It was founded in 1655.

Sights Nearby

Gamla Uppsala, a former politic and religious centre, is situated 5 km north from the city. It used to be a place of kings’ residence. There is a speculation that the three largest barrows called The Royal Mounds hold remains of kings. Skoklosters slott is a castle close to Uppsala and it is one of the major baroque buildings in the world. The castle houses grand art and crafts collections and also artworks taken by the Swedes during the 30 Years’ War from Prague. The Museum Linné Hammarby with the Botanical Garden and a park is situated 6 km from Uppsala. The longest historical railway in Sweden, Lännakatten, is 33 km long, operates every summer and connects Uppsala with Faringe .

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