Gudsberga Abbey Ruins

Hedemora, Sweden

Gudsberga Abbey (Gudsberga Kloster) was a Cistercian abbey established in 1486. It was the last Cistercian abbey in Sweden. Gudsberga owned farms, manors, foundries and mines until 1527, when it was reduced to the Crown during Reformation. In 1538 and 1544 King Gustav Vasa ordered to send silver from abbey to Stockholm. It was demolished later. Today some stone foundations remain and there is a museum exhibiting the forge of abbey.

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Kloster 127, Hedemora, Sweden
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Founded: 1486
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Sweden
Historical period: Kalmar Union (Sweden)

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