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

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