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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Stefan Håkansson (11 months ago)
Torna Hällestad's church was built in the 1450s and is strategically located on a hill. The solid masonry testifies that the building was also used as a fortification during times of unrest. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the exterior is the three rune stones that were walled into the walls in the 19th century. Until then, they stood in the cemetery. The stones are being tested in memory of Toke Gormson, who may have been related to the Danish king Gorm.
Giorgio Berardi (17 months 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.
Alf Engdahl (2 years ago)
A wonderfully beautiful and well-kept church. Host a great detour
Alf Engdahl (2 years ago)
A wonderfully beautiful and well-kept church. Host a great detour
Acki Salomonsson (2 years ago)
My church ... small nice with nice ceiling paintings where I find / get the calm.
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