Gamla Byn is the oldest and well-preserved neighborhood of Avesta village. There were iron forges already in the 14th century. The current industrial environment and old houses dates from the 1630s.

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Badhusgatan 9, Avesta, Sweden
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Founded: 1630s
Category: Historic city squares, old towns and villages in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)

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