Gamla Uppsala Church

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Gamla Uppsala Church information

Uppsala , Sweden
+46 708 56 33 22
Opening hours
9am-6pm May-Aug, 9am-4pm Sep-Apr
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According to reports from the medieval chronicler Adam of Bremen (who was never actually here), a vast golden temple graced Gamla Uppsala in the 10th century. Outside, dog, horse and human sacrifices were strung up in a sacred grove. Thor, Odin and the other Viking gods were displaced when Christianity arrived in 1090, and from 1164, the archbishop of Uppsala had his seat in a cathedral on the site of the present Church.