Varberg Church

Varberg, Sweden

Varberg Church was completed in 1772, as a replacement of an elder church from 1687 that was destroyed in a fire on 18 May 1767. The interior of the church is neoclassical. Mostly of it is from the 19th century. The retable is from 1816. The pulpit was set in during a restoration of the church in 1890–1891. The wooden baptismal font has seven edges. It was made from oak in the 17th century. It comes from an elder church that was destroyed in a fire on 12 August 1666. At this time, the city of Varberg was situated in an area called Platsarna. The city was moved to its current location after the fire in 1666. A sacristy was built to the north in 1961.

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Kyrkogatan 2, Varberg, Sweden
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Founded: 1772
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Sweden)

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Bo Hansson (6 months ago)
Nice and welcoming.
Jonas Söderberg (2 years ago)
My parish and fantastic staff.
Kenneth Warensce (3 years ago)
Nice socializing and soup lunch.
Ingela Svenson (3 years ago)
Welcoming congregation with many and lively activities
Gunvor Eliasson (4 years ago)
Should you lead a guided tour you should be able to show the tower as well ....
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