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The little town of Sigtuna is located near Märsta, approximately 10 kilometers west of Arlanda International Airport, 40 kilometers north of Stockholm and approximately 45 kilometers south of Uppsala. It is situated at Skarven Bay at the bank of Lake Mälaren. It has a total land area of approximately four square kilometers, thus making it one of the smallest towns in Sweden. It is regarded as one of the oldest towns in Sweden. Sigtuna has a total population of approximately 7,000 inhabitants. Sigtuna today is a great tourist destination which attracts many foreign tourists from Europe and the rest of the world.

Sigtuna dates back to the 10th century and was founded by King Eric the Victorious. It was home to a royal and commercial centre for more than 250 years. Sigtuna was once the capital of Sweden. It was practically destroyed by Estonian pirates in the 12th century. Most of the buildings were burned to the ground and it took many years to rebuild the town. Sweden's first coins were minted in the town of Sigtuna.

Among the popular tourist attractions in Sigtuna are the town hall, the old church of Mariakyrkan built in the 13th century, the ruins of St. Olof and St. Per churches, Sigtuna Museum, the garden and some architectural buildings in the old town. Make it a point to visit Sigtuna when you are in Stockholm for your vacation!

Address: Town of Sigtuna, Uppland
Directions: Located near Märsta, approximately 10 kilometers west of Arlanda International Airport, approximately 40 kilometers north of Stockholm and approximately 45 kilometers south of Uppsala.
othercontact: Fax: +39 (0) 8 591 26036
Phone: +39 (0) 8 591 26000
Website: http://www.sigtuna.se

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 2, 2009
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