Vestermarie Church

Rønne, Denmark

Vestermarie Church was built of granite in 1885 to replace the medieval church. It represents the neo-Romanesque style. The chapel dates from 1825. There are Viking Age runestones in the churchyard.

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Founded: 1885
Category: Religious sites in Denmark

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Rene ludvigsen (2 years ago)
Closed gr. Corona infection risk
cosha the wolf (3 years ago)
Great church
Inge Møller (3 years ago)
Probably the most beautiful church I have ever visited
P.G (3 years ago)
Nyromanian church in granite. In the cemetery there are 6 historical rune stones from the 11th century. The church chapel is the parish's oldest building, built in 1825.
Anne Marie Tackmann (4 years ago)
Nej det var jeg ikke men det er sikkert et ok sted
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