St. Knud's Church

Rønne, Denmark

St. Knud’s is a traditional old village church, situated some distance to the east of Rønne town centre. It was built around the year 1150. It is the smallest church on Bornholm. The little church’s interior is of slightly more recent provenance - the altar dating from the 17th century and the interior decoration from the 18th.

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Stavelund 19, Rønne, Denmark
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Founded: ca. 1150
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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sct-knudskirke.dk

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Koksal Baba (44 days ago)
Generalnie cała wyspa godna polecenia. Warto wspomnieć, że podczas ll wojny światowej Niemcy zbombardowali całą wyspę. Duńczycy z Bornholmu, co prawda nie w tak dużym stopniu, odbudowali swoją wyspę niczym Polacy z Warszawy. Sam Kościół bardzo ładny utrzymany w typowej dla Skandynawii architekturze to znaczy wszędzie bardzo dużo drewna
conrad severin (2 years ago)
super awesome
Katarzyna Jurgielewicz (3 years ago)
Nice place.
Jannick Bjødstrup (3 years ago)
Very good
Lunxu Lee (4 years ago)
good
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