Gumlösa Church

Vinslöv, Sweden

According the first written record Gumlösa Church was inaugurated by archbishop Absalon of Lund in 1191. It is the oldest church in the Nordic countries built of brick. The vaulting and the tower were built already to the original church, which has been very unusual. The top of the tower was added in the 14th century.

Due the documents there were even 96 relics in Gumlösa church in the Middle Ages. The font, made of sandstone, dates from the 1100s. The other interior was mainly destroyed by fire in 1904.

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2030, Vinslöv, Sweden
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Founded: 1191
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Willy Adersjö (8 months ago)
Peace and quiet. Longing for worship services and fellowship with nice people.
Bengt Svensson (10 months ago)
Very nice church with good staff
Nick Ljungdahl (13 months ago)
Nice church with a lot of feeling!
Gunilla Jönsson (19 months ago)
So nice church, has sung there with the choir several times, as well as solo lovely acoustics ❤?
Christer Götesson (3 years ago)
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