Garde Church

Garde, Sweden

Garde Church was built originally in the mid-1100s. The apsis was added in the 14th century. The Gothic-style church is a good sample of medieval church building tradition in Sweden. The font and crucifix date from the first church, both were made in the 1100s.

Pre-Christian picture stones, made between 400-1100 AD, have been found from Garde church during the restoration.

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


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554, Garde, Sweden
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Founded: ca. 1150
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)


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Magnus KARLSSON (10 months ago)
Beautiful church on the island. One of type 96. Worth a visit
Magnus Olsson (11 months ago)
Beautiful and harmonious church. We saw a little interesting tombstone.
Ulrika Skoglund (12 months ago)
Gotland's oldest preserved church. Here, you feel the history in your blood when you step inside. Listen to the walls they talk to you. Almost 1000 years old it is so powerful. Open summer time 9-18. Well worth a visit. The only downside is the somewhat modern interior design.
Håkan Pettersson (3 years ago)
A very nice and worth visiting Gotland church.
Jan Wiklund (3 years ago)
Garda Church is best known for its ancient Byzantine paintings.
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