Gammelstad, at the head of the Gulf of Bothnia, is the best-preserved example of a 'church village', a unique kind of village ... More
Church Village of Gammelstad, Luleå
Gammelstad, at the head of the Gulf of Bothnia, is the best-preserved example of a 'church village', a unique kind of village formerly found throughout northern Scandinavia. The 424 wooden houses, huddled round the early 15th-century stone church, were used only on Sundays and at religious festivals to house worshippers from the surrounding countryside who could not return home the same day because of the distance and difficult travelling conditions.
Reviews for Church Village of Gammelstad, Luleå: 1
Sweden Trip 2008
By A Yahoo Contributor, 10/22/08
While touring the north with my Swedish Girlfriend who grewup in Boden we stopped here for the day. It was very interesting and i couldnt believe the condition of all the buildings it was like time stood still. I remember finding a local leather shop down a small street and looking at the amazing work. We also found a authentic art shop with great souveniers to bring back home in canada.Enjoy sweden Tim Koshul Whistler, canada