Nederluleå Church

Gammelstad, Sweden

Nederluleå church is the largest medieval church in Norrland. It was built during the 15th century and inaugurated by Archbishop Jacob Ulfsson in 1492. The church has a very rich interior and furnishings. The late-mediaeval frescos in the chancel were by the school of Albertus Pictor.

The richly decorated triptych was made in Antwerpen around 1520 and it is one of the finest in Sweden. The font and cruficix date also from the late Middle Ages. The wooden pulpit was carved by Nils Fluur in 1712.

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Founded: 1492
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Kalmar Union (Sweden)

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Guillaume Leray (2 years ago)
Really nice place, the bus is direct from Lulea, an easy quick trip
Ulf Geister (2 years ago)
Upon entering we were offered a guided tour by a friendly and knowledgeable local, offering a lot of details about the history of the church village and how it became to be. The church's interior holds interesting late medival paintings and an amazing altar. Thanks again.
Torbjorn Zetterlund (3 years ago)
Great looking church, the construction must have taken a long time with all the integrate work that gone into building it inside and out. Nederluleå Church is the largest medieval Lutheran church in Norrland. Norrland is the northernmost of the three traditional lands of Sweden, consisting of nine provinces. It forms a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Gammelstad Church Town.
Alexander Majorov (4 years ago)
Väldigt fin byggnad och fantastisk atmosfär under sommaren!
Jane Fagerström (4 years ago)
Nederluleån kirkko on ihana ja tunnelmallinen vanha kirkko, joka kutsuu hiljentymään Pyhän äärelle. Se on Norrlannin suurin keskiaikainen kirkko, jonka historian aistii jo kirkon ympärille rakennetusta Gammelstadin mökkikylästä. Kirkko on mökkikylän ohella osa Unescon maailmanperintökohdetta. Kirkon alttaritaulu on todella upea lukuisine yksityiskohtineen ja esimerkiksi saarnastuoli on hyvin koristeellinen. Kirkosta löytyy kivana yksityiskohtana lasten leikkialttari. Iso suositus tälle kirkolle: Älä aja ohi!
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