Lärbro Church

Lärbro, Sweden

Lärbro Church was probably built between 1260-1280. The unusual octagonal steeple was erected in the 1300s. The interior date made mainly from the times after Reformation. The murals in the church vaults are originals. In the chancel floor, by the chancel portal, there is a tombstone in memory of Nicolaus (Nils) Taksten from 1274.

To the west of church is a defence tower, which dates from the 12th century. It was built several storeys high with a lavatory on the third floor. Today, the defence tower is used as a belfry.

References:
  • Marianne Mehling et al. Knaurs Kulturführer in Farbe. Schweden. München 1987.

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Founded: 1260-1280
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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www.segotland.se

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Mats-Inge Ekedahl (15 months ago)
Nice church and a high priest.
Kent Jernigan (15 months ago)
Lärbro kyrka ... great church
Kaj Midenkrantz (15 months ago)
Nice like all Gotland's churches
mikael jonsson (2 years ago)
Det är vackert där och jag har någon begraven
mikael jonsson (2 years ago)
It's beautiful there and I have someone buried
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