Björlanda Church

Torslanda, Sweden

The Björlanda Church is a medieval church built in the 13th and 14th centuries. It was inaugurated, according to the Icelandic skald Eysteinn Ásgrímsson, on a 15 July; the year of the inauguration is not known. The building has been renovated and extended numerous times. Additional windows were installed in the 17th century. In 1734, the medieval choir was torn down. The renovation works of 1936 resulted in the discovery of medieval murals. The church is surrounded by a churchyard, the first records of which come from the 18th century.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Conny Persson (3 years ago)
Nice little church.
Linnéa Cornelius (3 years ago)
Calm, quiet and beautiful
TlTTlE LORENTZSON (4 years ago)
It is a very beautiful medieval church with many beautiful murals and ceiling paintings, an old fine baptismal font used for baptism baptism and head-baptism fine altarpieces and so the church is so nice and quiet with animals nearby.
Anitta Blomander (5 years ago)
Very nice church. Well maintained and peaceful.
Bengt Cederman (5 years ago)
One of the west coast's oldest churches dating back to the 1100s. Located in an old cultural area.
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