Yttergran Church

Bålsta, Sweden

Yttergran granite church dates from the late 1100s and it is the smallest one in the diocese. The church had originally no tower, although one was added relatively early in the 13th century. The interior decoration dates mainly from about 1480, when famous medieval master Albertus Pictor painted murals. The paintings are in a good condition and are well worth seeing.

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

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Markus Jonsson (19 months ago)
Johan Ohlsson (2 years ago)
Sveriges minsta kyrka, ligger i Håbo kommun och Bålsta. En mycket vacker kyrka att se. Kyrkan har många vackra takmålningar som har en hög ålder. Vill verkligen rekommendera att ni tar er tid att besöka denna kyrka det är den värd. Kyrksilvret vart stulet av en av Sveriges mest kända brottslingar själva Lasse-Maja, kanske inte en av kyrkans roligaste historier men iallafall någorlunda.
Hagge Bänke (2 years ago)
Very tiny and cute little church
Annelie Sjölander (2 years ago)
Fin underbar liten kyrka. En av de mindre i sverige. Med Albertus Pictormålningar i taket
Thomas Flack (2 years ago)
Fin kyrka.
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