Friday, May 24, 2019

Gammelstad Church Town | Sweden

Gammelstad Church Town is the best preserved example of a type of town that was once widespread throughout northern Scandinavia.

Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The wooden houses of the church town, huddled around the late 15th-century stone church, were used only on Sundays. Visitors of religious festivals used them as temporary overnight housing. These worshippers from the surrounding countryside, whose journeys home involved travelling long distances under difficult climatic conditions in a harsh natural environment.


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