Västerås Cathedral

Västerås, Sweden

The oldest parts of Västerås Cathedral date from the 13th century. It was originally built as a triple-aisled basilica in the 1230s and inaugurated in 1271. The cathedral was rebuilt and enlarged during the next two centuries. The tower was erected around 1420. The steeple was added in 1691 and it was designed by Nicodemus Tessin the Younger.

The most famous person buried to the Västerås Cathedral is King Erik XIV, the son of Gustav Vasa. The highlights of the interior are three beautiful triptychs, although there is much other fine interior furniture, including the pulpit.

References:
  • Marianne Mehling et al. Knaurs Kulturführer in Farbe. Schweden. München 1987.
  • Wikipedia

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Founded: 1230-1271
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Stefan A (2 years ago)
Traditional christian church.
Sander Huisman (2 years ago)
Very beautiful church, it feels so new.
Nikolaj Antonov (3 years ago)
Was built in the 13th century in the Scandinavian Brick Gothic style and was opened August 16, 1271; the King Erik XIV is buried in church, as well as the regent Svante Nilsson
thepleasurekill (3 years ago)
Very nice church, well worth a visit.
coby reich (3 years ago)
its is really beautiful definitivt worth a visit
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