Uppsala Castle dominates the skyline of Uppsala and is one of its most visited attractions. With its roots in the 16th century, Uppsala Castle has played host to many influential events and people in Swedish history.
Stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Uppsala to enjoy convenient accommodation near many major attractions in this exciting city. This hotel in Uppsala offers easy access to places like Uppsala University and Uppsala Theatre, as well as the castle.
The history of Uppsala Castle
Construction began at Uppsala Castle in 1549 under the reign of King Gustav Vasa. Kings Eric XIV, John III and Charles IX later expanded the castle. During this period, Sweden was one of Europe’s greatest powers and Uppsala Castle was known as one of the world’s most impressive renaissance palaces. Major events to have taken place at Uppsala Castle include the massacre of the Sture family in 1567 and the abdication of Queen Kristina in 1654.
However, in 1702, fire ravaged Uppsala Castle. Reconstruction took many years and some of the castle’s stone was taken to build Stockholm Palace. Today, the castle serves as the residence of the governor of Uppsala County but also hosts the Uppsala Art Museum. It is known as the childhood home of former UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, and guided tours of Uppsala Castle show visitors around its impressive rooms and world-renowned art collection.
Elegant and spacious hotel rooms near Uppsala Castle
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Uppsala offers first-rate accommodation just a five-minute walk from Uppsala city centre. Guests will be within easy driving and walking distance to Uppsala Castle, and may also make use of Uppsala’s excellent public transport links.
Book a room at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Uppsala.