Uppsala. Gustav Vasa's Palace

After a brief acquaintance with the current Swedish capital, we go toUppsala, the ancient capital of Sweden, retained this status until 1523.Uppsala is now a major industrial, cultural and University center of modern Sweden. There are ethnographic and local history museums in the city, the Disagorden architectural Museum, the house Museum of the famous scientist Carl Linnaeus, who lived, worked and is buried in Uppsala, the Botanical garden, and the astronomical Observatory. In addition, Uppsala has been the religious center and seat of the Archbishop of the Church of Sweden since 1164.

Uppsala castle (Uppsala Slott on the map) - the fortified residence of the first Swedish kings, which is associated with the most important events of the Swedish state, such as the massacre of king Eric XIV over the honored noble family of Sture, the decision to participate in the 30-year war and the abdication of Queen Christina. The construction of the bastions of the fortress on the Kasesen hill began by decree of Gustav I in 1545, and in 1549, under the leadership of Henrik von Cöllen, a Renaissance Palace was laid, the construction of which continued until 1558. However, after only 14 years, in 1572 the Palace was severely damaged by fire, and the restoration work was completed only at the beginning of the next century. A century later, in 1702, the building was again exposed to fire during a great city fire, and although the damage was not too great, the castle was abandoned. In 1744, work began to restore the Palace, as a result of which part of the building was demolished, and the rest rebuilt in classic French style. The work was supervised by the architect Carl Haarlemans (Carl Hårlemans), construction was slow, and in 1762 it was generally frozen due to a lack of funds in the Treasury. In any case, by 1770, the Palace had assumed its current appearance, but it began to perform more prosaic functions - first the guard was stationed here, then the castle became the residence of the governors of upland province, later it housed a prison and an archive. Now the castle houses the Uppsala art Museum.

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Monument To Gustav I (Gustav Vasa). In General, Swedes pronounce this name more softly - Vasa.

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In front of the castle stretches a Botanical garden, laid out on the site of the former Palace Park, created in 1665.

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The trees of the Park were destroyed by fire during the city fire of 1702. In 1744, with the beginning of the restoration of the castle, the garden was recreated in the Baroque style according to the plan of the architect Carl Horlemann (Sweden. Carl Hårlemann).

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In 1807, the Park was transferred to the University as a Botanical garden, created by Carl Linnaeus. About 13 thousand plants collected from all over the world were transplanted from the old garden to the Palace Park. A greenhouse was built for tropical exotics.

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In the Parking lot in front of the Palace, I found this sample of a car design from the fifties. Today on the streets of Uppsala there was just an incredible number of old cars, apparently in the city there was a meeting of owners of retrocars.

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