St Ibb's Old Church

Sankt Ibb, Sweden

St Ibb's Church is located at the top of a hill in the churchyard. The oldest parts date back to the 13th century. It was enlarged in the early 1400s and vaulting was added later in the same century. The tower was damaged in wars between Sweden and Denmark and demolished in 1726. The font dates from the 13th century and is made of Norwegian stone. The altarpiece has been painted by Tobias Gemperlin before 1578 and donated by famous astronomer Tycho Brahe.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Janine Schley (14 months ago)
Perfectly okay church, and not too far out of the way from the harbour. Tiny, but cute.
Marcus Jacobsson (2 years ago)
When a visiting ven don't forget this place, especially not the view of the harbor
Barbara Maha (3 years ago)
Great views from the top. Our group biked the island. There is a steep incline to go up, but well worth the effort. Nice beach below. There is a grave yard at the top. Perfect quiet spot to get away from the world. I would love to come back someday.
Giorgio Berardi (3 years ago)
St Ibb's church enjoys a magical location, perched as it is on a rock over Kyrkbacken hamlet. Dating back to the 13th century, the church has gone through a number of changes linked to the tumultuous history between Denmark and Sweden in this part of Sweden a few centuries ago. The present church structure is very well preserved and the only down side is that the church is open only for a very limited time during the day.
Cecilia Minamizen (3 years ago)
Lovely place to visit with a great view to Denmark
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