Top Historic Sights in Vaxholm, Sweden

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Vaxholm Church

The construction of Vaxholm Church was began in 1760, but it was not completed until 1803. It has been designed by Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz and Olof Tempelman. The font, made of sandstone in Gotland, dates from the 14th century. The cruficix date from the 18th century.
Founded: 1760-1803 | Location: Vaxholm, Sweden

Bogesund Castle

The four-storey Bogesund Castle was built by Per Brahe the Younger in 1640s. It was owned by Brahe family until 1739. After several owner Bogesund was acquired by Nils von Lantingshausen, who reconstructed it to the Norman style. Today Bogesund offers wedding and other event services. Guided tours of the castle are conducted on a regular basis.
Founded: 1640s | Location: Vaxholm, Sweden

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Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument. The architect was Henry Bacon and the designer of the primary statue was Daniel Chester French.

Dedicated in 1922, it is one of several monuments built to honor an American president. It has always been a major tourist attraction and since the 1930s has been a symbolic center focused on race relations.

The building is in the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of two well-known speeches by Lincoln, 'The Gettysburg Address' and his 'Second Inaugural Address'. The memorial has been the site of many famous speeches, including Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech, delivered on August 28, 1963, during the rally at the end of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Since 2010, approximately 6 million people visit the memorial annually.