Backen Church

Umeå, Sweden

Backenkyrkan or Backen Church is the oldest church in Umeå. There was a wooden church probably already in the 13th century. In the late 1400s the archbishop of Uppsala ordered to replace it with a stone church. The current church was built between 1501-1508. Backenkyrkan was damaged badly by fire in 1893 and again in 1986, when the wooden interior was completely destroyed. The church was restored and reinaugurated in 1990.

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Häradsvägen 22, Umeå, Sweden
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Founded: 1501-1508
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Kalmar Union (Sweden)

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4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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kenneth isaksson (3 months ago)
Liten gemytlig kyrka med bra parkering mycket nära, bra för lite äldre personer
Robert Lundgren (4 months ago)
Beautiful church
Vanessa Sjölund (9 months ago)
Fantastic church and surroundings.
Ulf Andersson (11 months ago)
The beautiful church of my childhood!
Niklas Ahlqvist (13 months ago)
Wedding baptism ua
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