Hablingbo Church

520 Hablingbo, Havdhem, Sweden (show on map)

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.

References:
Comments


(*) = field is required


No comments yet
Looking for travel books?
Buy your guidebook to Sweden online from Amazon.com

Date of establishment
Founded: ca. 1200 (Consolidation)
More Information
external linkwww.segotland.se
Location
Interesting Sites Nearby
Walk or Bike

Grötlingbo Church, Grötlingbo (7,8 km)
Eke Church, Havdhem (7,3 km)
Alva Church, Hemse (6,3 km)

Drive

Gotland Museum, Visby (50,3 km)
Gannarve Ship Grave, Gotland (18,4 km)
Torsburgen Fortress, Katthammarsvik (37,2 km)
Tjelvar's Grave, Slite (56,5 km)
Visby Cathedral, Visby (50,6 km)
St. Catherine's Church Ruins, Visby (50,4 km)
St. Nicholas' Church Ruins, Visby (50,8 km)
Powder Tower, Visby (50,6 km)
Roma Abbey Ruins, Romakloster (38,4 km)

See all sites in Havdhem