Map Uppsala Sweden for Printing

Uppsala, located in the eastern part of Sweden, is a city rich in history and culture. As one of Sweden’s oldest cities, it has played a significant role in the country’s development.

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Here are some of the historic places, buildings, streets, and squares in Uppsala:

  1. Uppsala Cathedral (Uppsala Domkyrka):
    • One of the most iconic landmarks in Uppsala, the cathedral is the largest church in Scandinavia. Construction began in the late 13th century, and it’s the burial site of many Swedish kings, including Gustav Vasa.
  2. Uppsala Castle (Uppsala Slott):
    • This Renaissance-style castle dates back to the 16th century and served as a royal residence for many years. Today, it houses the Uppsala Art Museum and the Gustavianum Museum, which focuses on the history of Uppsala University.
  3. Gustavianum:
    • Located adjacent to the cathedral, Gustavianum is the oldest standing building of Uppsala University. It houses the Museum Gustavianum, showcasing artifacts and exhibits related to the university’s history.
  4. Linnaeus Garden (Linnéträdgården) and Linnaeus Museum:
    • Carl Linnaeus, the renowned botanist, established this garden in the 18th century. The garden is a living museum featuring plants arranged according to Linnaeus’s system. The Linnaeus Museum is nearby, displaying personal items and manuscripts of the scientist.
  5. Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala):
    • This historic area includes burial mounds, a museum, and the Old Uppsala Church. The mounds, known as the Royal Mounds, are the final resting places of ancient Swedish kings. The museum provides insight into the Viking Age and early medieval history.
  6. Uppsala University:
    • Founded in 1477, Uppsala University is the oldest university in Sweden and one of the oldest in Northern Europe. The university campus features several historic buildings, including the University Main Building and the Carolina Rediviva Library, which houses a vast collection of manuscripts, including the Silver Bible.
  7. Stora Torget (Main Square):
    • Stora Torget is the main square in Uppsala, surrounded by colorful buildings, cafes, and shops. The square hosts markets and events and is a central meeting point for locals and tourists.
  8. Vaksala Torg:
    • Another charming square in Uppsala, Vaksala Torg features a mix of modern and historic architecture. It’s a vibrant area with restaurants, boutiques, and a farmers’ market.
  9. Kungsgatan (King’s Street):
    • Kungsgatan is one of the main streets in Uppsala, lined with shops, restaurants, and historic buildings. It connects several significant landmarks, providing a pleasant walk through the heart of the city.

Uppsala’s historic places, buildings, streets, and squares offer a captivating blend of medieval and modern elements, providing visitors with a glimpse into Sweden’s rich cultural and historical heritage.

Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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