Gothem Church

Gothem, Sweden

Gothem church is one of the biggest in Gotland. The oldest part, apsis and sacristy date from the 1200s. The tower was completed around 1350. It was damaged by lightning in the 19th century and restored. The church bell is the largest medieval one in Gotland, made in 1374.

The interior is decorated with mural paintings dating from the 14th century. There are remains of the older church outside and also a defence tower built in the 12th century.

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

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Anders Tengquist (3 years ago)
Vacker Gotlandskyrka
Bernard Morey (3 years ago)
A picturesque medieval church, once Catholic and later Protestant. Many interesting frescos and items of furniture. Few visitors; just one other couple while I was there. Worth taking a detour to visit.
Magnus Åhlen (4 years ago)
En imponerande fin medeltida kyrka.
justin braps (5 years ago)
Oskar Henriksson (7 years ago)
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