Offerdal Church

Offerdal, Sweden

Offerdal Church was built in the mid-1100s and it is one of the four oldest churches in Jämtland. It has been reconstructed and restored several times since the 17th century. There are several medieval details in the church including a thurible from the 13th or 14th century and the original door. The font was made in 1716.

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679, Offerdal, Sweden
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Details

Founded: ca. 1150
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Anna Cecilia Avellán (6 months ago)
Så klart det blir fem stjärnor till kyrkan i byn där jag växte upp och där jag sedan gifte mig! Vacker kyrka, ligger väldigt vackert med fin utsikt.
Harriet Hellberg (3 years ago)
Don't hate the place. Beautiful home church
Johan Eriksson (3 years ago)
Amazingly beautiful village.
Maj Johansson (3 years ago)
Quiet and beautiful views.
Patrik Sörlin (3 years ago)
Most beautiful church.
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