Voxtorp is one of the two interesting round churches in the Kalmar region. It was built at the beginning of the 13th century as the church of a large medieval farm. According to a legend, Voxtorp Church was built by a rich woman named Lona, who built it so she would not need to go to the church a gentry in Halltorp built on his manor.

Like the other churches in the area, Voxtorp became a fortified church. During the 13th century, this area was a vulnerable part of the country, threatened by Vandal pirates from the sea, and Danes from Blekinge. The fact that Voxtorp, like the neighboring church in Hagby, was a round church can be a result of the influence from the Danish island of Bornholm. There are no objects left from the earliest period of this church. The present appearance of the church is a result of a major restoration after lightning hit the church in 1958.

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533, Ljungbyholm, Sweden
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Founded: c. 1240
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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www2.kalmar.com

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L C (9 months ago)
Beautiful place
Gunnel Rosander (2 years ago)
Light at the graves
Kerstin Blad (2 years ago)
Here is rest for stressed souls.
Anders Gränsmark (2 years ago)
Beautiful old church with beautiful surroundings. Great place for a moment of silence and prayer.
Christer Franzén (3 years ago)
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