Slöta Church

Vartofta, Sweden

The medieval church of Slöta was burned down by Danish troops no less than three times: 1278, 1450 and 1566. It was finally demolished after it was once again burned down by lightning in 1754. The present Gustavian style church was completed in 1820.

There are some artefacts surviving from the older churches like the font dating from the 12th century and pulpit made in 18th century.

References:

Comments

Your name



Address

2804, Vartofta, Sweden
See all sites in Vartofta

Details

Founded: 1820
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Union with Norway and Modernization (Sweden)

Rating

4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Jonas Larsson (10 months ago)
Nice church in a nice landscape.
Suss (10 months ago)
Cozy little church. Absolutely wonderful priest who could joke about it in a natural way
Ingela Ivarsson (2 years ago)
Slöta kyrka welcomes visitors with color tones in mainly blue and gold. The church room has decorations of several golden crosses and the decorations of the pulpit and sound ceiling are also illuminated by golden decorations. The church room exudes space even though the ceiling is quite low. Slöta church is well worth a visit.
Kenneth Bergenholt (3 years ago)
Beautifully situated church, good acoustics and slightly different design inside.
Robert Karlsson (5 years ago)
Cool old, good condition
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Kastelholma Castle

First record of Kastelholma (or Kastelholm) castle is from the year 1388 in the contract of Queen Margaret I of Denmark, where a large portion of the inheritance of Bo Jonsson Grip was given to the queen. The heyday of the castle was in the 15th and 16th centuries when it was administrated by Danish and Swedish kings and stewards of the realms. Kastelhoma was expanded and enhanced several times.

In the end of 16th century castle was owned by the previous queen Catherine Jagellon (Stenbock), an enemy of the King of Sweden Eric XIV. King Eric conquered Kastelholma in 1599 and all defending officers were taken to Turku and executed. The castle was damaged under the siege and it took 30 years to renovate it.

In 1634 Åland was joined with the County of Åbo and Björneborg and Kastelholma lost its administrative status.