Vittskövle Church

Vittskövle, Sweden

Vittskövle Church was originally built during the 12th or 13th century. In the 15th century a chapel was built to the north side. The chapel was dedicated to Saint Anne. The tower was built in the 16th century. In the 17th century a grave chapel was built for the Barnekow family.

The vaults were built in the 15th century with mural paintings from the 1480s, showing stories from Genesis. These were later painted over, but restored again in the 20th century. In the chancel, the legend of Saint Nicholas has been depicted. In Saint Annes chapel there are the symbols of the evangelists, as well as the four female medieval saints: Saint Barbara, Saint Ursula, Saint Gertrude and Saint Catherine. The baptismal font is medieval.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Vem Vet (5 years ago)
temple to
marcus klein karlsson (5 years ago)
Elisabet Blomdahl (5 years ago)
Nice town hall. Beautiful church.
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