Uppsala is one of Sweden’s oldest cities. It was known as Östra Aros up until the 13th century when the name Uppsala took over. Uppsala is one of Sweden’s four major cities and is world renowned for its universities, its magnificent cathedral, and the legacy of Carl Linnaeus, among other things.
Uppsala today is a modern city, yet retains a small-town feel. It is home to two universities, the archbishopric of the Church of Sweden, a rich cultural life, and beautiful scenery. The city is well known for its progressive research.