Kungslena Church

Tidaholm, Sweden

Kungslena church was probably built in the late 1100s or before 1208 according to tradition by King Erik XI to commemorate the battle of Lena. It is known for its unusual appearance, with three turret towers rising above the roof.

The wall paintings were made in 1749 by Johannes Risberg and is one reason why the church is a famous tourist attraction. The font has been dated to 1170, and it is believed the church is older yet. The wall paintings, created in the eighteenth century by Johannes Risberg, draw many visitors. There are audio guides available in the church allowing you to take a guided tour in English, Swedish or German.

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

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Göran Thorvaldsson (19 months ago)
En kyrka med mycket historisk om Sveriges 1200-tal.
Alf Sjöberg (2 years ago)
Originell kyrka.
Bengt Gundersen (2 years ago)
Intressant och historisk plats!
Hans Mingert (2 years ago)
Fint fixat av byggdens folk
Petter Niklasson (2 years ago)
Svea Rikes Vagga. Intressant, stämningsfull och fridfull plats
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