Hagby Church is one of Sweden's few preserved round churches, and is considered by many to be the best preserved one in the country. The predecessor of Hagby stone church was the wooded Saint Sigfrid chapel, which was located about two kilometres south of the present church structure. The construction of this stone church began in the late 12th century. By 1541 it was abandoned.

The structure was meant to serve both as a sanctuary and a fortified building. As a result, the upper part of the walls has openings for shooting and spear throwing. The most recent renovation has attempted to emphasize the old nature of the building, so that it is now perhaps the best example of round church architecture, which otherwise is generally mostly found on the island of Bornholm. The triumph crucifix and font dates from the Middle Ages, but the interior is mainly from the 17th and 18th centuries.

References:
  • Marianne Mehling et al. Knaurs Kulturführer in Farbe. Schweden. München 1987.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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David Johansson (10 months ago)
Beautiful nature
Denni Renud (2 years ago)
Thank God for this holy place ?
Joakim Mårtensson (2 years ago)
Nice, but unfortunately a religious building.
Marianne Norberg (3 years ago)
Beautiful church, we also got an interesting guide.
Marcus Lindblom (3 years ago)
Well worth a stop or the detour from the main road if you are not in a hurry.
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