Värmdö Church

Värmdö, Sweden

Värmdö Church from the 14th century was originally dedicated to St. Olaf. The parish was first mentioned in 1314 and the church in 1323. The construction was probably supported and donated by Fleming family. The church has been enlarged several times and called also as 'cathedral of archipelago'. The belfry was completed in 1809 and is third one on the site.

The crucifix dates from the 14th century and the magnificent altarpiece was made in Germany in 1480. There are also other wooden sculptures from the early 1500s. The richly decorated pulpit was carved in 1658 and donated by Göran Fleming.

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Founded: c. 1323
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Mikael Persson (2 years ago)
Cool and comfortable temperature in the church
Ola Heed (2 years ago)
Nice old church with nice history from the countryside
Erik Löv (2 years ago)
Beautiful church with nice zone # värmdöklockan ???
Carina Lobro Gaude (3 years ago)
Beautiful church and cemetery.
Rune Wallgren (3 years ago)
Well-kept cemetery and a quiet place with reflection on the past. The place with tables and benches is suitable for a rest while bringing coffee and a sandwich. Then we have a long journey to travel.
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