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Photo: The cathedral in Uppsala.

The pride of Uppsala is its stunning cathedral, which can be seen from all directions when you approach the city. It is a magnificent building with twin towers reaching towards the sky, 118.7 meters (almost 400 feet) above the ground. It is, in fact, the largest cathedral in Scandinavia.

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Photo: Inside the cathedral during a confirmation service. Photo Erik Grandin.

A real sense of history can be felt within the cathedral, which is open to everyone. A half a million people visit the church every year for various purposes, whether it be to attend a mass or a wedding, listen to a concert or just experience the peaceful beauty within.

Swedish kings and queens were crowned in the cathedral at one time, during the 16th and 17th centuries.