Båstad Church

Båstad, Sweden

The Church of Båstad, Saint Mary’s Church was constructed in the 15th century. The building started around the year 1450 and it was completed in the early 1500s. The inauguration was made in 1460. Båstad Church is a Romanesque church, and contains several wall paintings from various centuries; a madonna image; and a Danish altarpiece, among other things.

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Kyrkogatan 21, Båstad, Sweden
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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Kalmar Union (Sweden)

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