Hablingbo Church

Hablingbo Church was made of sandstone. The tower was erected around the year 1200 and the Gothic-style main nave and choir were built in the 14th century. The sacristy was added in the 1730s.

The most interesting detail is a Lion Portal, originally the main entrance to the former 12th century Romanesque church. When the church was rebuilt in the 14th century, it was re-used in the north face of the nave. The story of Cain and Abel is well-known, but is not often seen in ecclesiastical art. The Lion Portal is one of the most prominent stone sculptures on Gotland.

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Age & Location

Founded
ca. 1200

Historical period
Consolidation

Address
520 Hablingbo
Havdhem, Sweden

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