Gammelstad is a unique kind of village with 424 wooden houses at the head of Gulf of Bothnia.
The town has 405 cottages with 552 chambers huddled around the early 15th-century stone church and totally there are 520 protected buildings and this give the world heritage site an outstanding value.
Sweden had total 71 church towns but only 16 remains. In Gammelstad you find the best-preserved and largest church town in Sweden.
The Church Town of Gammelstad became a member of Unesco World Heritage List in 1996.