The first Christian church was probably a wooden church. Of this church there is no trace, but the baptismal font in the Church today has probably belonged to this church. In the 1220s a new stone church of considerable size was built in round-headed Romanesque style and consisted of a nave with four pillars, chancel with two cross-arms and apse, an extension in the rear of the chancel where the altar was placed. A large tower in the west would be part of the building, but it never came to execution. The nave is left intact to this day. Lau church is the island’s largest country church. It is famous for its unique acoustics.



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144, Lau, Sweden
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Founded: 1220s
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)


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Gustav Randér (6 months ago)
A unique and fantastic church, undeniably worth a visit. Contains enriching exhibits on the history of the parish when I visited Lau, which gave a vivid picture of the past and its population.
Markus Roupe (6 months ago)
Awesome acoustics go your way and sing vettja!
Jerker Montelius (6 months ago)
Unique church with long reverberation and acoustics.
Christoffer Brobäck (6 months ago)
Incredible church if your interested in history, construction engineering or musically inclined. Lau kyrka has a fenomenal CA 9 sec echo due to its distinguished construction and it's worth researching why indeed the church got such feature in the first place. Worth noting is also that the church is way broader than what a normal farmers church is expected to be so one could theorize that the church was built with initiative from some richer order.
Ulrik Hejdenberg (2 years ago)
A beautiful church with absolutely outstanding acoustics!
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