Uppsala, the 4th largest city in Sweden, has a special position of prestige. It is the home of one of the two most prestigious universities in Sweden, the seat of the primate of the Church of Sweden (Archbishop of Uppsala), and the historical religious centre of the Viking Age.
Gamla (old) Uppsala just outside of town is known as the historical centre for religion and politics in Viking Age Sweden. Sweden was Christianised in the 9th century, the Norse temple was destroyed in 1087, and a church was built. In the 13th century, the decision was made to move Uppsala to Östra Aros, the location of the city today. The new cathedral was completed after 200 more years of work.
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