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    Town Hall

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Oct 11, 2006

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    Sigtuna - Town hall

    It is considered to be the smallest Town Hall in Sweden, maybe in Europe. The beautiful wooden building was erected in 1744 by the resourceful mayor, Eric Kihlman. It was an impressive achievement for Sigtuna, at that time it was a poor little town.

    Open June-August, 12.00-16.00.
    The Exhibition hall, Sigtuna Town Hall and the Lundströmska Garden are under the administration of Sigtuna Museums.

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    Storagatan

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Oct 11, 2006

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    Sigtuna - Storagatan

    Storagatan is the main street of Sigtuna. It is improbable beautiful and unusual for Western Europe. By its form it reminds more likely streets of old Russian towns. Houses are wooden made, carved platbands - it is very similar to what we usually see in Russia. Houses were kept from the XVIII and XIX centuries.

    Archeologists have dug out, possibly, most ancient city street of Sweden under present street Storagatan.
    All year around, the street is filled with people who come for the history and culture of the town, as well as for dining and shopping.

    Official site www.sigtuna.se

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    Sigtuna Museum

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Oct 11, 2006

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    Sigtuna Museum

    Sigtuna Museums' main building is at the centre of Sigtuna town to the southwest from Mariakyrkan. There is local historical museum of Sigtuna (Sigtuna Museum, Storagatan, 55) where, in particular, it is possible to see the exhibits testifying communications of ancient Sigtuna and ancient Novgorod and Kiev.

    Here you'll find the exhibition ”Town of Kings, Home of Vikings -Traces of the Country's First town”, as well as temporary exhibitions, a café and the museum gift shop.

    Tourist office: Storagatan, 33.
    www.sal.sigtuna.se/turism

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    Mariakyrkan

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Oct 11, 2006

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    Sigtuna - Mariakyrkan

    The Sacred Maria's Gothic church (Mariakyrkan) was constructed in the XIII century in a territory of a Dominican monastery.

    In its modern view it is laid out from red bricks and does not make so strong impression as more ancient ruins. It is an usual church, hundreds and thousand churches of its view you can see in Sweden.

    The church is opened for visiting 9.00-16.00.

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    St. Lars

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Oct 11, 2006

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    Sigtuna - St. Lars

    The Romance tower of Sacred Laurent (St. Lars) was kept hardly in the side in the Prastgata street. Its construction is carried to the XII century.

    It perfectly supplements the ensemble of three beautiful ruins of Sigtuna: St. Per, St. Olaf and St Lars.

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    St.Olaf

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Oct 11, 2006

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    Sigtuna - St.Olaf

    St.Olaf is the second ruins of the town, not less remarkable than the ruins of St Per. Spirit grasps when you try to realize its age - more than 800 years!

    Ruins stands on an eminence and predominates over surrounding landscape. There were kept elements of a decor and a stone with ancient inscriptions inside the ruins.

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    St. Per

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Oct 11, 2006

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    Sigtuna - St. Per

    Ruins of church St Peter (St. Per) make a very strong impression. It is considered, that the church was constructed in the XIIth century.

    An influence of architecture of English and Norman temples is noticeable in its shape.

    Ancient ruins are very attractive to tourists and gives to the city a special charm.

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  • Sigtuna Town Hall

    by marcfromburlington Written Jul 21, 2006

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    Guidebooks and some websites highlight the town hall as an attarction but it's really not. I tmight be the smallest town hall in ______ (insert: Sweden, Europe, or the world) but there's really not mmuch to see. It's a tiny, old little thing with three rooms and some oldish, if not worn furniture. Dont' get me wrong, you might as well stop in since you're there, but if you're viewing this as a potential reason for going to Sigtuna, think twice.

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    City Hall

    by Carino Written May 1, 2006

    Sigtuna is home of the smallest City Hall in Sweden. Furniture is still the same, but they building does not serve its purpose anymore. It's a museum nowadays, open only in Summer. It can be rented for weddings....

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    The Dominican monastery Maria Church

    by El_Sueco Written Oct 30, 2004

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    Marikyrkan

    This Dominican Monastery Church was constructed and completed in 1250 A.D. It is one of the best preserved monastery church in Sweden from medieval time.
    Inside there are old paintings from 14th and 15th century of which I have no pictures.

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    Steninge Castle and cultural centre

    by Sjalen Written Mar 6, 2003

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    Steninge is a cheerful yellow baroque castle built by the famous architect Tessin the younger - in fact, many see it as his masterpiece. In the 19th century listed stone barn is a cultural centre with pottery, glass- and candle making and a restaurant.

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    Smallest Town hall in Sweden

    by Sjalen Written Mar 6, 2003

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    Sigtuna Town Hall from 1744 is a wonderfully picturesque wooden building with two small rooms to visit. Not much to see inside apart from some historical artefacts but just to have been in such a small town hall is unique. It is very popular for weddings and it is easy to see why.

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    Viking museum

    by Sjalen Updated Mar 6, 2003

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    That's a bit unfair as it is Sigtuna town museum in general but it is for the viking artefacts it is famous and you will find some real gems you may have seen in viking books before. A small but interesting museum.

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    S:t Olofs Kyrkoruin (St. Olof's Church ruin)

    by marielexoteria Updated Mar 25, 2008

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    St. Olof's Church ruin

    Another of the church ruins you will see when visiting Sigtuna is St. Olof's. It's located next to Maria Church.

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    Tourist info

    by El_Sueco Updated Oct 30, 2004

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    Tourist info

    The tourist information office you will find on Storgatan, not far from Stora torget. Go there and get some info ...

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