Considered the theological center of Sweden, the city of Uppsala has many tourist attractions for visitors with varied tastes. It lies very close to the capital city of Stockholm and is one of the largest cities in entire Sweden. The city is home to two universities and one of the oldest and largest cathedrals in Sweden.
Uppsala has many churches, museums, parks, and other places of recreation scattered all over the city and also in nearby cities such as Alvkarleby, Taby, Tumba. The city is situated along the banks of Fyris River, which divides the city into two clear districts: the eastern district, which is mostly residential and commercial, and a western district, which contains all the landmarks and tourist attractions. You are better off with a car for rent in Uppsala, because it saves you a lot of time.
The historical quarter is the part of the city that contains the Domkyrka, one of the largest and, perhaps, oldest churches in Scandinavia. There is a cathedral along with a museum for the visitors. This is one place that is very important in the city skyline, because many royal figures of the past have been buried here. The church is the seat of the Church of Sweden. It is hard to miss, given its size. The church is free and open for local visitors, whereas foreign tourists have to pay 30 SEK to enter the museum. Near the museum lies the Uppsala Castle, a castle that was built by the Vasa Dynasty way back in the eighteenth century. The place also houses a local art museum. Having a car for hire in Uppsala helps tourists a lot, because they can stay at a place for as long as they desire, without the fear of not being able to reach the hotel.
Lying just 5 kilometers north to the city of Uppsala is Gamla Uppsala, the place where Uppsala was originally situated in pre-Christian times. The place actually has just a few remains from the earlier era. Make sure that you hire a car in Uppsala so that you can explore the ancient site and return on time back to your hotel room.
The historical sites in Uppsala are all over the city. There is Gustavianum, the old building of Uppsala University that was built in the seventeenth century. With a car at disposal, it becomes easy to visit such places easily and frequently.
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