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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Christer Lundberg (19 months ago)
Historic church, small, intimate and very special.
Mike Heath (2 years ago)
Nice bit of history and a pleasant place for photos.
Anders Svensson (2 years ago)
This church is erected during the first half of the 13th century. It is a old and quite small church. At the battle at Lena 1208 AD was the old church demolished by the danish heroic army. The church and the neigbourhood was before called Lena.
Anders Larsson (2 years ago)
Very beautiful place with historical meaning that is a little out of the way in the countryside between Skövde and Tidaholm. A must for Arn lovers and medieval geeks!
Margaretha Härnlund (2 years ago)
En otroligt vacker kyrka och dess omgivning är helt bedårande
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