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Old Town Gavle

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Address: Gavle, Sweden
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Nice buildings with old architecture

Nice old town of Gävle, definitely worth visiting when in town. Situated immediately close to the centre of town and close to the river.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Gävle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice old town of Gävle, definitely worth visiting when in town. Situated immediately close to the centre of town and close to the river.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

After reading the reviews I had to visit this part of town. It was a rainy Sunday morning and the streets were empty. Great to shoot nice pictures of the lovely streets and houses. You only need half an hour to walk around, but well worth it!

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Thank Duivenaartje
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I liked walking these cosy streets with small vintage houses along. It made me feel like in a movie of the 70s. Area of the old town is not big so don't plan much time for it.

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Thank Ondska
Sweden
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Spared about 1.5 hours for the walk along the canal and it was worth it. Don't miss the view from Gammelbron (The Old Bridge) and the church nearby. A short visit to the old village behind Länsmuseet (closed until 2017) is also a highlight.

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Boliden, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Very nice old town, even if it is too small. Take a stroll along the narrow streets and lovely wooden houses, then walk along the river.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

great place to go for a short walk around the old city. very pictures especaily on a sunny day. recomend to see the second hand shops.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Central Gavle is nice with lots of interesting buildings. And of course in winter there is the Gavlebocken (Gävlebocken) which is the very large straw goat that the town puts up at advent. Worth a day trip.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

The tourist office in the old town very helpful and great information of the town and the area. The park is a lovely place to walk but look out for the bicycles!

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Coron, Philippines
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Very nice neighborhood, in perfect condition, to see how living was in the past. A must to see for historical interested people. You can dream of living there.

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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

IF you visit Gävle, a walk thru the old town is a must. The old wood buildings (still occupied and kept in very nice condition) are some of the best I've seen, and gives a great impression of what it must have been like in the 1800's in a prosperous Swedish town. A word of caution, the streets are cobbled... More 

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