Valleberga Church

Löderup, Sweden

Valleberga Church is the only known fortified round church in Scania. It was built of limestone in the middle of the 12th century. A reason for the building of the round church was that the master mason of the church, Carl Stenmester, also built churches on Bornholm, where round churches were common. The font was cut by the master of Tryde and shows one of the legends about Saint Peter and Paul of Tarsus.

In 1791, the round church was demolished and extensions were made to the north, west and south. These extensions were demolished in 1908-1910 when the round church was restored and a large cathedral-like extension was made to the west, including a new tower.

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

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Elisabet Blomdahl (2 years ago)
Very special church with 2 towers and beautiful view of pumpkin fields.
Martin Jakobsson (2 years ago)
Often sings in this church, enjoys choir singing.
Jacob Laurin (5 years ago)
Beautiful and well maintained!
Bodil Thuvesholmen (5 years ago)
Quiet and nice, there are the right tools to plan flowers on the graves.
Annika Sköldekrans (5 years ago)
Nice and beautiful! A little different than "regular" churches!
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