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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Aintzane Martin (12 months ago)
Nice place
Jenny Westerstråhle (16 months ago)
Minus for the only toilet that was "Out of order" ... So you could not visit any toilet when you were in church. This was a weekday in July 2021.
Master khairtia (2 years ago)
Small but nice church
Emmylou Hallig (3 years ago)
Small charming church with a graveyard beside it. Near the bus stop back to Stockholm. Nice and serene. Explored it a bit from Grinda and got off at the Vaxholm port and walked to the bus stop. There are also shops nearby.
Kelly Song (3 years ago)
Cozy Swedish church. Worthy of a visit.
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