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Welcome to Uppsala Cathedral

Uppsala Cathedral

The biggest church in Scandinavia at 390 feet (119m), the Uppsala Cathedral, also called the Uppsala Domkyrka, dominates the city's skyline. The church was built in the 14th century for royal coronations, and is now the seat for the Archbishop for the Lutheran Church of Sweden. A number of Swedish kings and other prominent citizens are interred inside. The exterior of the cathedral is made of red brick, with a French Gothic interior featuring murals of St Erik, the patron saint of Sweden. There is also a small museum housing ecclesiastical relics, and a graveyard with elaborately-carved tombstones.

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Domkyrkoplan 2, Uppsala
Museum 30kr
Swedish is the main language, with Lapp being spoken by the Sami population in the north. Most Swedes speak and understand English. Many also speak German and French.

The Swedish monetary unit is the Kronor/Krona or Crown (SEK), which is divided into 100 öre. Banks exchange money during business hours from Monday to Friday. At other times money can be changed at airports, ferry terminals, post offices and Forex exchange offices, which are open daily. There are numerous ATMs throughout the country, most of which accept MasterCard and Visa. Travellers cheques and most major credit cards are widely accepted for payment throughout Sweden.

Opening Times
Church: daily 8am-6pm. Museum: daily 10am-5pm April to August, 12-3pm September to March
GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).
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