Vaxholm Church

Vaxholm, Sweden

The construction of Vaxholm Church was began in 1760, but it was not completed until 1803. It has been designed by Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz and Olof Tempelman. The font, made of sandstone in Gotland, dates from the 14th century. The cruficix date from the 18th century.

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Kungsgatan 6, Vaxholm, Sweden
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Founded: 1760-1803
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: The Age of Liberty (Sweden)

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Jairo Narvaez (2 years ago)
Lindo y tranquilo musica de pájaros
Jadwiga Kruczek (2 years ago)
Daria Gyltman (3 years ago)
Jättefin kyrka
Anna Tomasson (3 years ago)
Fin liten kyrka från 1800-talet. Extra plus att gratis fika för besökare ställs ut på sommaren. Glöm dock inte kollekten vid entrén.
Karin Brånebäck (3 years ago)
Trevlig kyrka utan kyrktorn. Vaxholms skolor brukar ha sina avslutningar här
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