The oblong-spahed wooden church was completed in 1730. The original medieval church was replaced by a wooden one, but it was destroyed by fire in 1680.

The inner roof is covered with paintings made by Hans Georg Schüffner. The altar and pulpit were made by Nils Falk in 1739. The oldest item is a crucifix, dating from the 13th century. It has been made in Limoges, France.

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Founded: 1730
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: The Age of Liberty (Sweden)

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Lars Andersson (2 years ago)
Trevlig vacker kyrka med vacker kyrkogård och omgivning.
Per-Olof Lundström (3 years ago)
Vacker ljung. Snyggt runtomkring.
Helena Bäckman (3 years ago)
Fin kyrka med fina målningar
Rikke Thor (3 years ago)
Fin musik, dejlig oplevelse.
Carin Briving (3 years ago)
Den allra som finaste kyrkan i Dalsland. Tack för att vi fick komma in.
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