Åtvidaberg Old Church

Åtvidaberg, Sweden

Åtvids old church was built around 1500 and was one of Östergötland County’s largest at the time. In the late 1800s, Åtvidaberg was in need of a larger church. The old church fell into ruins and served as an open-air church for about 70 years. In the 1950s, Elof Ericsson, the director at the time, donated a large sum of money so the church could be rebuilt. The rededication took place in 1957. Now the old church is the one most frequently used in Åtvidaberg.

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Founded: ca. 1500
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Kalmar Union (Sweden)

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www.atvidaberg.se

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Kandimg MG (11 months ago)
The church is impressive, everything is harmony. The story is very curious. It is worth knowing something about less touristy Sweden
Inga Jonsson (2 years ago)
Very nice midnight mass
Björn Andersson (2 years ago)
My friend lives there
Atousa Bahrami (3 years ago)
Mysterious different church with very nice trees
Glenn Tillberg (4 years ago)
Very interesting, quiet nice environment for reflection
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