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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Patrik Hammar (3 months ago)
A beautiful cathedral in the heart of Kalmar. The church was built to become the focal point of the new city when it was moved to its present location on Kvarnholmen in the mid-17th century. Built by the famous architect Nicodemus Tessin the Elder as a central-plan church, it's an exquisite example of baroque architecture and differs markedly from the older, longitudinal-plan churches of the Middle Ages. It is quite beautiful and well worth a visit.
Gio Cauduro (6 months ago)
Nice city close to Sea... Must to visit if you come to Sweden
Anas Alsayed (7 months ago)
Beautiful architecture and interesting history.
Shiva Ram Reddy (13 months ago)
Its amazing and architecture makes u feel just wow,
Horn “Hornhaut” Haut (2 years ago)
Classic Italian style cathedral. In contrast to italian churches you can enter everything :) enjoyed it.
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