Rådhus (Town Hall)

The Bothnian Coast

Gävle's impressive town hall was completed in 1790 after the previous one burned down in 1776. The upper part of the building was then destroyed in the devastating fire of 1869 and consequently restored (again) to its present neoclassical form.

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