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.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå

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Region
Europe
Country
Sweden 
Category
Cultural
Name
Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå
Selection Criteria (?)
(ii)(iv)(v)
Year of Registered
1996
Keyword
Church, Registered in 1996