Ala Church was originally built in the 12th century as so-called apse chapel, a small round building. The tower and present apsis were added around 1250. The interior was destroyed by fire in 1938. Some frescos were restored later. The limestone font, made in the mid-1200s, survived from fire and the pulpit (1663) was moved from Björke Church.



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715, Ala, Sweden
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)


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Ibbe Kim (16 months ago)
Old church that has been involved in a fire?
Per Blomberg (17 months ago)
Nice church. Lush surroundings.
Sanna Kauhanen (17 months ago)
There are more notable churches. They are very similar to each other throughout Gotland. Recommend more to go to gothem church which had a little more organized garden around it
Maria2020 EL (3 years ago)
Visiting this church and its surroundings on a very foggy October morning makes it the perfect plot scene of a detective story, sheep and all passing by as blurry shapes in the background...
Bo Norrby (3 years ago)
Fine paintings
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