Skara Cathedral

Skara, Sweden

Skara Cathedral is the seat for the bishop of the Church of Sweden Diocese of Skara. It is also one the largest churches in Sweden. The history of cathedral is traced from the 11th century and it was inaugurated as a cathedral around 1150. The current appearance is from the 13th century. The current Gothic design dates to the 1886-1894 restoration under the leadership of architect Helgo Zettervall. The furnishings are unique and include the Soop Mausoleum and Bo Beskow´s handsome glass mosaic window.

The church has a medieval crypt that was found in 1949 after having been buried under stones since the 13th century. A grave, containing a skeleton, was found in the crypt, which is within the oldest (11th century) part of the cathedral. The church is 65 meters long and the towers reach a height of 63 meters.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Viking Age (Sweden)

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Thomas Paterson (2 years ago)
Beautifully cared for!
Kim Spolén (3 years ago)
Most beautiful cathedral in Sweden!
Charles DOLL (4 years ago)
At the heart of Götaland. A place to feel before riding further North into historic Sweden.
Noun noid (4 years ago)
It's a really old Cathedral. Great if you're interested in that sort of thing and boring if you're not. Not much else to say really.
S K (4 years ago)
Beautiful church in a otherwise a small town. Go see it since ther4 isn't much other things to do around there. Beautiful building but not much other than that.
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