Have a stroll around the Uppsala Castle.
The worst disaster for the castle and for the city in general was the great fire of 1702. The citadel was damaged to the point of being virtually a ruin. Its restoration was painfully slow, and furthermore the rubble came to be used as a supply of stones for the construction of the grand palace in Stockholm.
Gustavus Wasa died in 1560. His son Erik XIV has a macabre historical connection to Uppsala Castle, since it was here that he executed three members of the Sture family in 1567 in connection with a power struggle between the king and the aristocracy. But Erik and above all his brother Johan III did a great deal to beautify the castle—after all, Uppsala was the coronation site of the house of Wasa. The 1580s and 1590s were important periods in the history of the construction of the castle, with many architects being called in from abroad.
On one of the bastions of the castle there is the Bell of Gunnila, a gift, made to the castle by the second wife of the king Johan III.