Leven Church was built in the 11th century as a manor chapel for the near Levene manor. It was enlarged in the 1600s by J. H. Reuter. The font and small bell date from the original church.

Levene church has royal connections. Three sisters of King Carl Gustav were confirmed at this church. Governor Johan Hindrikson Reyter greatly assisted the expansion of the church in the 17th century and had a family crypt built. The church is particularly known for its unusual twin steeples. The largest runestone in Sweden is today situated on the churchyard.



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

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Ingela Ivarsson (3 months ago)
Levene church is very worth seeing, so special in its design with two tall towers, and that the bell tower is in dark wood against the church's other white plaster. In the cemetery there is a runestone from the 1000s. There are good parking facilities next to the church.
Sandra Eliasson (6 months ago)
Pretty nice church
Per Bjarne “Per Bjarne” Pedersen (3 years ago)
Stora Levene Church is a very beautiful church, outside the church is Sweden's largest rune stone, something of a find. The whole area is so beautiful that you just have to see it with your own eyes.
Britt-Marie Gustafsson (4 years ago)
Sveriges högsta runsten.
Britt-Marie Gustafsson (4 years ago)
Sweden's highest runestone.
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