Estuna Church dates from the early 13th century or possibly the late 12th century. The structure of the building indicates that a tower was initially planned for the eastern end of the church but never built. It may have been intended as a defensive tower which became redundant as times became more peaceful as the Middle Ages progressed in Sweden.

The church has been rebuilt and expanded several times. During a renovation of the altar in 1733 a patch of parchment was discovered that noted the date of a re-inauguration of the church to 1298. This was probably done in connection with an enlargement of the church towards the west. The church porch was added during the 15th century. During a renovation in the 20th century, medieval frescoes were discovered and uncovered. Among the church furnishings, most date from the 18th century. The baptismal font is however older, from the 13th century. The elaborate crucifix was donated to the church in 1783 and made in Rome.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Hylaeus (6 months ago)
Beautiful church with magnificent portal in the manor wall
Jan Lindqvist (3 years ago)
Large parking at main road to park truck and have lunch
Kristina Lilliesköld (4 years ago)
Nice little church. A place for contemplation. Open house" this summer, when you could buy coffee and have a quiet moment.
Sirle (4 years ago)
I'm glad I happened to drive past this chrch and stop for a closer view. Never seen a church standing on rocks like this one does.
Anne Alsing (6 years ago)
Beautiful very old church A nice funeral act with beautiful singing by a lovely musical family Nice moment of remembrance after the church ceremony ???
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