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Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala)

Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala) Review

Ideally you should start your visit to the area with a trip to Gamla Uppsala, 5 km (3 mi) north of the town. Here under three huge mounds lie the graves of the first Swedish kings—Aun, Egil, and Adils—of the 6th-century Ynglinga dynasty. Close by in pagan times was a sacred grove containing a legendary oak from whose branches animal and human sacrifices were hung. By the 10th century Christianity had eliminated such practices. A small church, which was the seat of Sweden's first archbishop, was built on the site of a former pagan temple.

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  • Address: North of central Uppsala, Road 290, Uppsala, 754 40 | Map It
  • Location: Uppsala
Updated: 11-04-2012

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