St. Nicholas’ Church

Örebro, Sweden

The building of three-nave stone church dedicated to St. Nicholas was started in the late 1200s, but not completed until mid-1300s. The western tower was erected in the 15th century. Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, a Swedish rebel leader against Kalmar Union and later statesman, was probably buried to the church after he was murdered in 1436.

The church was restored in 1860-1899. The appearance has been influenced by English and German Gothic architecture styles. The interior date mainly from the 17th century.

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

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Founded: Late 1200s
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Fraser Boyd (2 years ago)
Beautiful church inside and out. It’s almost completely silent inside and there are plenty of niches and side chapels where you can contemplate or pray.
Babatunde Anifowoshe (2 years ago)
It is a church, old but a church ? I guess I can say it is central as well and after the castle this is another place to visit in Örebro if you like things like this. I obviously do ?
Ruslan Ryskulov (2 years ago)
Nice big square and a lot of cafes there
Graeme Drummond (3 years ago)
Jesus Christ superstar
Leo Selvin (3 years ago)
smaller than the olaus petri church but its alright
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