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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