Clarion Hotel Gillet
Uppsala, 753 20
Phone: (46) 18 68 18 00
Fax: (46) 18 68 18 18
This handily situated information office is open during regular business hours. It's knowledgeable staff is happy to provide maps or directions and to help arrange tours and make reservations for restaurants and museums tours.
This is the nexus of the Swedish Rail system with Uppsala's local transport hub. The station features the usual amenities of such a place: a newsstand, snack bars, and a bookstore as well as an information desk. The various bus lines and tour bus companies in the area stop here as well.
Sporting a unique facade, Uppsala Konsert & Kongress is spread over an area of 14,600 square meters. Consisting of eight floors, this building was constructed by Danish architect Henning Larsen Tegnestue in 2007 and serves as an important landmark of the city. Spacious and modern, Uppsala Konsert & Kongress offers the city a one-of-a-kind concert hall and a conference center, where one can hold informal or formal events. Holding numerous live events in the concert hall, Uppsala Konsert & Kongress attracts several artists and bands every year to showcase their performances. The conference center includes Sal B and Sal C, and provides state-of-the-art facilities for entrepreneurs, businessmen and corporate companies.
The Vaksala Torg (Vaksala Square) located at the center of the city, is famous for the Uppsala Concert & Congress center. Apart from the Congress center, the Vaksala Torg is surrounded by many old buildings like the Quarter Nordj on the north-west corner and Gerd Block. Markets and trade fairs are held here regularly. The square is vibrant and a center point of hustle and bustle in the city.
Once a prominent center for paganism, Uppsala is today one of the biggest cities in Scandinavia. For the tourists visiting this gorgeous city, there is much in store; and the most apparent being the natural beauty that is still diligently maintained. There is the river Fyris, called Fyrisån in Swedish, that courses through the heart of the city, splitting it into two parts. Besides the beauty created by nature, there are those marvels of architecture that humans have built that are equally mesmerizing. Two of the most striking architectural structures are the Uppsala University, founded in 1477 and the oldest university in the region, and the Uppsala Cathedral, which is the region's largest church. The city also has a thriving and bustling cultural life, with events like the Reggae Festival and Uppsala Christmas Market truly showing the spirit of the citizens. Do visit Uppsala and take back some truly cherished memories.
The Uppsala Mosque is quite a popular islamic place of worship in the city of Uppsala. This mosque was built in 1995 with a simple and classic architectural design. Though the structure is small compared to other mosques in he city, this place is quite frequented by the locals. For a period of time right after its construction, the Uppsala Mosque was known in Sweden for being located in the Northernmost part of the country. This blue domed building is popular and well known religious landmark of the city.
Consecrated in 1958, the beautiful, red-colored Salabacke Church is a wooden structure and is a major tourist attraction in the town. The church reconstructed in the late 1990s, after it was burnt down. The altarpiece, designed by Bror Hjorth, shows Jesus entering in Jerusalem and is the only thing that remains after the church was destroyed by fire.
The Löten Church is a church situated at Heidenstam Square, Sweden. The church has a huge square information desk, newspapers, notice boards, a cafe table and a pool table. A parish hall is to the left of the church square and church hall and an auditorium are towards its right. The church endorses a fresh expressions community which meets every Sunday at 1:30p.
This small taxi company runs a fleet of some twenty vehicles in and around the city. The drivers are very knowledgeable about the area and most speak English fairly well. They are based near the Eklundshof villa, so if you are staying there or nearby, they're an ideal option to get you around.
This ice skating arena, formerly the home of Uppsala's regional hockey team, is now open to the public since the action has been moved to the spanking new ice at the Uppsala Arena. The old facility hosts regular skating nights, ice shows and other events on a regular basis.
Funbo Church is a 12th Century medieval church in Funbo village, Uppsala municipality of Sweden. This church has some notable furnishings such as a baptismal font from the 13th Century, the altarpiece made of oak consisting of 134 carved figures from 16th Century and a polyptych from 16th Century. The church is also known to house some exceptionally beautiful mural paintings from the 15th Century. The church is believed to be the oldest one of the parish.
The Alsike church is located This whitewashed church replaced a wooden church from the 13th Century. The church's style is an amalgamation of neoclassical and medieval which can be attributed to a series of redevelopments in 15th and mid 19th Century. The interiors of the church are decorated by beautiful frescoes created in early 1900. A few notable possessions of the church are a figure of Christ from the 15th Century and a Venetian cross from 1600s. A runestone was found in the year 1947 and is now showcased at the entrance of the church.