Jät Old Church

Växjö, Sweden

The Old Church of Jät dates from the year 1226. The wooden sacristy was made in 1733. The external belfry was built probably in the 17th century. It was damaged by fire in 1924 and restored in 1929. The interior is richly decorated by local artist Johan Christian Zschotzscher in 1749. The crucifix dates from the late Middle Ages.

There is a legend about Miss Eketrä, who was buried in the crypt. When they opened her grave several centuries later, her body was as well preserved as the day she died. Recorded information is available in Swedish, English and German.

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Founded: 1226
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Pontus Albinzon (5 months ago)
Norbert Brach (2 years ago)
Leider konnte ich die Kirche nicht von innen besichtigen, aber das was ich durch die Fenster erkennen konnte hat mich sehr begeistert.
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