The actual building time of Nexø Church is unknown, but the construction was probably started around the year 1346. It represents the late Gothic style and is dedicated to St. Nicholas, the saint of seafarers. The church tower was added in the 16th century and the spire in 1910. The pulpit and gilded cruficix date from the 17th century.

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Kirkestræde 2A, Nexø, Denmark
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Founded: ca. 1346
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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Christian Froberg Dahl (6 months ago)
Lys på klippefast grund.
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Gustav Sundstrom (3 years ago)
Väldigt fin kyrka.
jacek błażejczak (3 years ago)
Bardzo ładna świątynia i zadbany cmentarz wkoło kościoła. Typowo protestandzki ład i pożadek.
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