Vibyggerå Old Church

Docksta, Sweden

The old church of Vibyggerå was first mentioned in 1314, but it was probably built in the late 1200s or early 1300s. Since then it has been reconstructed several times. After the new church was completed in 1874 the Vibyggerå old church was abandoned until 1916. The new church was then burned down by lightning and the old one had to be restored to worship use again.

The interior is decorated with beautiful frescoes from the 17th century. The altar dates from 1771. The pulpit was made in 1740 and triumph crucifix dates from the Middle Ages.

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Founded: ca. 1300
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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