Hällestad church was built of stone in the 12th century. It was enlarged in the 15th century and the tower was erected probably in the late Middle Ages. The church was restored and enlarged in the mid-1800s.

There are mural paintings from the 1400s in the vaults, made by so-called “Vittskövle Master”. Three Viking age runestones are located to the eastern wall outside the church.

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

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Giorgio Berardi (2 years ago)
Hällestad Church is really a jewel. A pity that the original church from the 11th century went the way of most of the buildings from the era, with subsequent destructions always lurking either because of materials or religious strife. Though hidden away in a hamlet with less than 1000 inhabitants, it is well worth a detour. The church's vaulted ceiling is decorated by lovely frescoes, and an additional curiosity about Hällestad church is to be found on its outer walls, which have three 11th century runic stones inlaid.
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