Uppsala castle

Uppsala Castle began to be built by Gustav Vasa in 1549 and has since played a central role in both Uppsala's and Sweden's history.

Uppsala Castle is a big part of the Uppsala city skyline. It was erected in 1549 by King Gustav Vasa, the founder of modern Sweden, and has played a major role in our history. The castle has been the scene of several dramatic incidents of massacres, conspiracies and murders, and not least of Queen Kristina's abdication that happened here in 1654. Nowadays, the castle also houses three exciting museums; Uppsala Art Museum, Peace House and Vasaborgen. In addition, the castle is also the residence of the Governor of Uppsala.

Nowadays you can take part in Uppsala's best views through a roof walk on the castle roof.

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