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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Jimmy Asplund (6 months ago)
Unpleasantly nice church but unfortunately rarely open
Ola Sköld (8 months ago)
This jewel from the 14th century is beautiful both inside and out! In addition, the cemetery is managed in a first-class manner, which of course contributes to the top rating. I got married here and unfortunately my wife was buried here, all too soon. So as a Värmdöbo, I feel pride in our beautiful church!
Jonny Lagerin (11 months ago)
Nice church which unfortunately is usually locked and closed
Ove Holmberg (2 years ago)
Cozy church. Light up the shields on the wall and it will be even cozier.
Maya An (2 years ago)
A very beautiful church. Medieval style. Special and not something standard for the period. If you happen to be around it's worth going inside.
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