Suntak is the only parish in Tidaholm that has two churches in use. The old church in Suntak is of rare character with its Romance architecture from the late 12th century.

Inside the church there are remains of the wall paintings made during the Middle Ages of lime. One of the oldest piece of furniture in Sweden was found in the old church in Suntak, a bishops-bench from late Middle Ages. The piece of furniture with it is sculptured dragonhead is now in safe keep on the county museum of Västra Götaland.

According to the myth the building contractor got commission on building the new church in Suntak with material from the old one. Fortunately the building contractor didn´t think it was enough profitable, which we are very grateful for today.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Ana Driga (4 years ago)
Linn William (4 years ago)
Väldigt fint och välbevarad
Calle Carlzon (6 years ago)
En stenkyrka från slutet av 1100-talet. Putsad sandsten för att vara helt korrekt. Målningar från slutet av 1400-talet, takmålningarna skapades 1769.
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