Lohärad Church

Norrtälje, Sweden

Lohärad Church was built at the beginning of the 13th century. A sacristy was added at the end of the same century, and achurch porch and the internal vaults date from the 15th century. The church originally had a tower but it collapsed in the 1670s, destroying the church porch. A new church porch was built at a later date. The belfry was built in 1838, replacing an earlier belfry from the 17th century.

In 1929, fragments of medieval frescos were uncovered behind layers of whitewash inside the church. The church furnishings are mostly from the time after the Reformation, with the exception of a wooden sculpture from the 15th century and a silver paten from the same century. the altarpiece dates from 1762 and was made by a master carpenter in Norrtälje. The church also has in its possession two chasubles from the 18th century, made of black velvet and decorated with silver embroidery.

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

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Anders Hübinette (2 years ago)
Why
Pentti Savolainen (3 years ago)
Well maintained, beautiful, nice resting place for the deceased, the church was not open so early we were there
Muffin Montages Mendy (4 years ago)
Don't come here it's a church
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