Mora Things to Do

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    The King himself - Gustav Vasa Monument

    by Joacim Written Sep 3, 2012

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    Gustav I of Sweden (Gustav Vasa)
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    Just besides the finishing line of Vasaloppet in Mora you can see the impressive statue of the founder himself, the Swedish king Gustav Vasa (ruled 1523-1560). It was put there in 1903 and made by the world famous Swedish artist Anders Zorn, who lived in Mora.

    More about Gustav Vasa you can find here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_I_of_Sweden

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    Mora Kyrka

    by Joacim Written Aug 2, 2012

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    On the spot where the church is standing today there has been a church since the 13th century. The church you see today is from the end of the 15th century, when they tore down the old one and built a new.

    1671 a fearsome thunderstorm went over Mora and the lightning put the church in flames. The church tower, roof, silver and bells was totally destroyed. But in 1673 the new tower stood where it is standing today.

    The bookmarks you can see when you get into the church on both sides is all the farms that helped rebuild the church after the big fire in 1671.

    You can find the bible of Gustav Vasa in the church on display, from 1541!

    In the churchyard you can find the famous Swedish painter Anders Zorn and his wife Emma buried!

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    The finishline of Vasaloppet

    by Joacim Written Aug 2, 2012

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    First sunday in March every year 15 000 cross country skiers start the race in Berga By in Sälen skiing 90 km to Mora and passing this specific finish line! One thing you have to take a picture of when you come to Mora!

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    Zorns Studio on his estate

    by Joacim Written Aug 2, 2012

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    The first house is the Studio
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    In 1898 Zorn moved a house from a very small place called Fåsås (http://goo.gl/maps/UEEps) to his estate and designed and used it as his Studio. Scientists has dated the house to have been buid originally in 1292!

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    Zorngården and the perfect woman

    by Joacim Written Aug 2, 2012

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    If you stand with your back just outside Zorngården looking over the heartformed lawn, then you don't see the staue. But if you cross over the lawn and take a look on the other side of the little bush, there you find "the perfect women".

    The story is that Zorn got the idea to place the perfect woman as a fountain in the garden. But he couldn't use his wife as a model and put her outside naked! The face however is Anders Zorns wife Emma. Then Anders took three of his most beautiful models and took the best part from each of them (upper body, lower torso and butt, and the third legs). Voila!

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    Zorngården - Barnverkstaden

    by Joacim Written Aug 2, 2012

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    They have a small, 8 kids at a time, place where you can put in your kids while you enjoying the rest of the estate. They have a fantastic women helping the kids when they are creating a lot of different types of handicraft. My kids loved it and it is suitable both for boys and girls.

    Sometimes you may have to wait for a little while before you can put in your kids but no more than 15-30 min.

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    Zorngården - where the Zorn family lived

    by Joacim Written Aug 2, 2012

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    You are not allowed to go into the house without a guide, but they do all the difference! They tell us how the family lived, why they designed the house as they did, talked about all of Anders Zorns career from unknown to one of the most famous painters of his time. They described to us how the family had, explicit in the testemonial, told the Mora City how the estate would be kept.

    You are transferred back to the start of the 20th century and get a glimps of exactly how the Zorn family lived. An experience which I will do again!

    Take your kids with you, they will love it!

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    Upon arriving to Rättvick from...

    by Hi_Im_Phil Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Upon arriving to Rättvick from Stockholm/Gävle on either Rv70 or Rv80, you'll pass by an outlook point (Vidablick) that gives you a spectacular view of Lake Siljan. Where's my photo????? I'll have to dig it up.

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    One of many gravesites with...

    by Hi_Im_Phil Written Aug 25, 2002

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    One of many gravesites with special designs in the sand. I'm not sure if the families or the caretakers would tend the sand but I believe the designs had meaning in terms of family history and social status.

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    A beautiful and old (going...

    by Hi_Im_Phil Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    A beautiful and old (going back to the 13th century) church on the lakefront, the Rättvicks Kyrka is the most prominent place in this town and if you only have time for one thing, see this.
    Surrounding the church are a huge cemetary, 400-year-old horse stables, and the Wasastenen monument, where Gustaf Wasa gave his first speech in 1520 to the men of Dalarna, Rättvick's province.

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    The horse stables next to the...

    by Hi_Im_Phil Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The horse stables next to the church. These were used by the horses while the people were attending the services at church.

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