Gunnarp's Church

Falkenberg, Sweden

Gunnarps church was built in 1755-1756 and is one of very few wooden churches in Halland. The interior is decorated with beautiful paintings made in 1782. The altarpiece and pulpit were made by Johannes Johansson in 1866.

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Founded: 1755-1756
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: The Age of Liberty (Sweden)

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www.visitfalkenberg.se

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Anders Bengtsson (2 months ago)
Agnes Polak (2 months ago)
Andrea Möllenkvist (7 months ago)
Mathias Bethmann (2 years ago)
Wir waren sehr begeistert von dieser wunderschönen Holzkirche . Der Gärtner öffnete extra die Kirche und versorgte uns mit der Geschichte zur Kirche . Sie ist ganz aus Holz gebaut , besitzt eine liebevolle restaurierte Deckenmalerei und einen Innenraum der viele Kleinigkeiten dem Besucher zum staunen bringt . Der Friedhof um die Kirche ist wunderschön , klingt makaber aber er ist es wirklich , angelegt . Ein schöner Ort .
Patric Rosberg (3 years ago)
En välvårdad träkyrka från 1750-tal. Ett bra utflyktsmål för den som vill ha lite lugn och ro i en trivsam miljö.
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