Hablingbo Church

Havdhem, Sweden

Hablingbo Church was made of sandstone. The tower was erected around the year 1200 and the Gothic-style main nave and choir were built in the 14th century. The sacristy was added in the 1730s.

The most interesting detail is a Lion Portal, originally the main entrance to the former 12th century Romanesque church. When the church was rebuilt in the 14th century, it was re-used in the north face of the nave. The story of Cain and Abel is well-known, but is not often seen in ecclesiastical art. The Lion Portal is one of the most prominent stone sculptures on Gotland.

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520 Hablingbo, Havdhem, Sweden
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Founded: ca. 1200
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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www.segotland.se

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Kristofer Olsson (2 years ago)
En speciell kyrka med den annorlunda norrporten eller lejonporten. Värt ett besök.
Christoffer Lindvall (2 years ago)
En vacker kyrka på landsbygden.
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