The construction of Torpa church has been dated back to the end of the 12th century. What makes this church remarkable is that it is one of the few churches that appears to have been signed by its founder. On the original reliefs on the southern doorway there is runic writing that reads ”Odulf gjorde kyrkan” (Odulf built the church). The current chapel was originally a nave in the Roman church. The vault murals are from the 15th century and the christening font is from the 12th century.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Anders Togander (2 years ago)
Mycket söt liten kyrka. Väl värd en omväg men kolla så den är öppen. Jättevacker och väl värt ett besök inne!
Pia Boelius (2 years ago)
Jätte fin och mysig gammal kyrka
Thomas Bernhardsson (3 years ago)
Väldigt fint och välbevarad kyrka. Mycket sevärd.
D Askman (3 years ago)
En vacker kyrka som är värt ett besök
Ingmari Carlsson (3 years ago)
En jättefin unik kyrka, ett "eget himmelrike".
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