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Uppsala has been the center of Swedish Christianity since 1164, and was before that the religious centre for Nordic paganism in Sweden. The Uppsala Cathedral, was built in the Gothic style in 1273. It i the largest church in the Nordic countries. During the protestant reformation much power and wealth was moved from the church in Uppsala to the King in Stockholm, causing both Uppsala and its university to decline. Uppsala Castle was constructed, partly in order to check Uppsala clergymen who disliked the reformation. Uppsala Synod, the most important church meeting in Swedish history, was held here in 1593. The meeting declared a confession of faith and outlawed non-lutheran Christianity, including other branches of protestantism, as heresy.

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