Falun is the capital of the Swedish province Dalarna and the centre of an ancient mining area which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Coppermining has taken place here at least since the 9th century. Falun boasts a number of other world-class sights apart from the unique mining environment. The Dalarna Museum in the centre of Falun is one of the third most visited county museums in the country, featuring traditional costumes, folk art and folk music. Stadigstugan in Bjursas is home to the paintings of Mats Persson Stadig, one of Dalarna's most well-known dala painters. The Lugnet ski facility in the north part of the town is one of the country's most extensive facilities for outdoor sports and events. At Sundborn, 10 km east of Falun, you can visit the Carl Larsson estate is one of Sweden's most popular tourist attractions.