Uppsala Cathedral is a beautiful example of Gothic red brick architecture. Its rose-hued spires rise up from the ground reaching a height of 120 meters and its distinctive shape dominates the Uppsala skyline from every direction. As the seat of the Archbishop of Uppsala this church serves not only as a historic record of Uppsala’s religious heritage but also as home to a congregation of worshipers.
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Uppsala is only a short 15 minute walk from this cultural attraction. Choose an Uppsala city hotel that offers convenient access to all the city centre attractions including the cathedral.
What to see in Uppsala Cathedral
The grand exterior of the Uppsala Cathedral, made from local brick, is the first unique feature of this holy building. The local stone often looks black silhouetted against the blue Scandinavian sky. But caught in the dying rays of the summer sun it glows with a warm pink light. Once inside, the epic proportions of the interior make visitors crane their necks upwards in wonder, as soaring arches and columns rise upwards in dizzying symmetry.
Step in and out of the small chapels that flank the French Gothic ambulatory and be charmed by murals depicting the life of St Erik, the patron saint of Stockholm. Learn of his life and the miracle many believe occurred at his death, when a magical spring is said to have bubbled up from the depths of the earth in the spot where his head fell. His remains lie resplendent in a golden coffin and his visage is recorded forevermore on the coat of arms of Stockholm.
Accommodation near Uppsala Cathedral
Visitors looking for an Uppsala Hotel that offers classic Scandinavian style and comfort can choose to book in to the Radisson Blu Hotel, Uppsala. The highly respected Picnic Restaurant offers a wide selection of lunch options including Brain Food and vegetarian options to stimulate your mind as well as your taste buds.