Kalix Church

Kalix, Sweden

Kalix Church is the northernmost medieval church in Sweden. It dates from the 15th century (first mentioned in 1472). Several items of medieval inventory are preserved including the font, altarpiece and two sculptures. The pulpit, a Baroque work, is from 1674, and is among the oldest to be found in the north of Sweden. The church has a separate wooden belfry, which was made in 1731. The church has been sacked by Russian troops twice, in the 18th and 19th centuries; the adjacent church cottages were burnt down.

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Kungsviksgatan, Kalix, Sweden
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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Kalmar Union (Sweden)

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Motti Mestari (2 years ago)
Kalix medieval lutheran church, was probably constructed during the late 15th century.
Ahmed Said (4 years ago)
Kalix church
Jamil Ibrahim (4 years ago)
It has historical significance and great architecture. If you are in kalix Sweden do come and visit this church.
Amos Friman (5 years ago)
A beautiful colored church near Kalix-river
Adrian Allsop (5 years ago)
Bright and light interior.
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