Kalmar Cathedral

Kalmar, Sweden

The new city of Kalmar built on Kvarnholmen around the mid-1700s. The transfer from the old town was largely completed in 1658. The new, fortified town was planned after the current renaissance ideals. According to this pattern were placed Kalmar Cathedral and town hall across from each other at a major square Stortorget Kalmar. The cathedral was built, designed by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder and is one of the foremost examples of Baroque breakthrough in Sweden. Kalmar Cathedral drawing series reflects the complex interaction between the new style, liturgical considerations, tradition and the fortress-city requirements. The work began in 1660, but it was interrupted on several occasions, including when the Scanian War (1675–1679) raged. Construction resumed, and Kalmar Cathedral stood finished in 1703.

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Founded: 1660-1703
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)

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Max 6 (2 years ago)
God
Dr. Ali O Jaddoa (2 years ago)
Ok
Marvin Homburg (4 years ago)
Amazing church! Everyone should visit this spot on a stay in Kalmar.
Niklas Svensson (6 years ago)
This is in the wrong place. It has to be moved on the map. This is the prison of Kalmars location.
Jochen Wendebaum (7 years ago)
Great church, well worth a visit when you are there!
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