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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c a (8 months ago)
They were having an open house, very kind, with lots of goodies. the interior was simple with heated pews. the grave stones have QR codes.
Libi Canaparo Garcia (2 years ago)
Lovely place ! It is a very clean place and so much flowers and nature , so happy to see this . The inside is nice
niloofar hayati (2 years ago)
Nothing special about the inside but the courtyard has some old and beautiful headstones with QR codes that have nice stories behind them!
Govindan Murugesan (2 years ago)
small and nice place
Aintzane Martin (3 years ago)
Nice place
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