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.

References:
  • Wikipedia
  • 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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Håkan Pettersson (13 months ago)
A very nice and worth visiting Gotland church.
Jan Wiklund (14 months ago)
Garda Church is best known for its ancient Byzantine paintings.
Patrik Larsson (15 months ago)
I'm not that interested in churches, so I pass the word on to someone else.
Per Samuelsson (15 months ago)
Fantastic beautiful church that is well preserved. Recommends a visit
Joe Flurroy (17 months ago)
Patusy did not speak Polish. TO SCHOOL AND NO. I do not recommend only in Ruthenian
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