Granhult Church

Norrhult, Sweden

Granhult Church, built around 1220, is the oldest surviving wooden building in Sweden and one of the greatest cultural treasures of the region. it was intended to be demolished in 1829, but due the resistance of the inhabitants it was left to stay. The church was returned to worship use in 1879.

The interior dates mainly from the 17th and 18th centuries.The altarpiece was painted by Torbern Char in 1699. The walls are richly decorated with paintings dating from 1750s, although traces of medieval paintings also remain. Musical evenings and other events take place here during the summer. Guided tours of the church are available.

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Founded: 1220s
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Annelie S (2 years ago)
Wonderful time travel and so much beauty to look at. A feast for the eyes to see how nice and well-kept everything is. No major problems getting around if you are disabled. Really recommend a visit.
Sampie Cronje (3 years ago)
Beautiful church, which we could see the inside.
Johanna Johansson (4 years ago)
A true gem
Joss Ouly Poté (5 years ago)
Verry pretty, small wooden church. Definetly worth a visit.
Gary Teodoro (5 years ago)
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