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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Javier Marzal (StormyYT) (10 months ago)
Beautiful church definitely recommend coming here
LewisKalmar (11 months ago)
Beautifully restored inside and outside a few years ago. Has regular organ concerts during lunch (check out their website).
Henrik Rasmussen (12 months ago)
What a beautiful Cathedral, go see it for sure
Severin Mills (13 months ago)
Very nice cathedral, but the roof is lacking in decoration. Otherwise a wonderfully peaceful escape from the city.
Tang Julia (13 months ago)
This place is wonderful and worthy of your time. It's located quite close to center. The prices include the guide,but you need to pick up your self in the castle.The guide put on special traditional clothes as the picture shows. You vill learn a lot of things from the guide . You can not read every thing in the halv day. It was nice to hear from them.
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