Gökhem Church

Falköping, Sweden

Gökhem Church was built in the late 1100s or early 1200s. The church is a typical medieval building, built in the Romanesque period. It is best known of mural paintings made by master Amund in the 15th century. The original organs were built in the 1775. The belfry was erected by Russian prisoners of war in 1720.

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Founded: ca. 1200
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Elisabeth Carlsson (3 years ago)
Lovely church
Michael Lillienberg (4 years ago)
Beautiful church in a beautiful building.
Mattias Falk (4 years ago)
Nice place
Larsåke Alfredsson (4 years ago)
I lived in a cuckoo home until I retired
Roger Andersson (4 years ago)
A well kept and cozy church
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