Habo Church (Habo kyrka) is a unique wooden church building which bears resemblance to a cathedral, but is built entirely in wood. It is in the form of abasilica, with a high nave and two lower side aisles. It received its present appearance in 1723.

The interior of the church was painted in 1741-1743 by two artists from Jönköping, Johan Kinnerius and Johan Christian Peterson. The paintings illustrate Martin Luther's catechism summary of Christian doctrine.

Habo Church is one of four churches whose pictures were reproduced by the Swedish Post Office in 2002 for a series of Christmas stamps under the rubric 'Romantic Churches at Christmas'.

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Habo Kyrkby, Habo, Sweden
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Founded: 1723
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: The Age of Liberty (Sweden)

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Denon (21 months ago)
Nice wooden Christian Church with many paintings
Greif Andreasen (21 months ago)
Meget fin gammel kirke med meget fin gammel bemaling.
Sune Helgesson (2 years ago)
Sevärd gammal träkyrka. Många målningar invändigt.
Axel Songsong (2 years ago)
Ok
Dag Waldenstroem (3 years ago)
Fantastic old church one of the biggest wooden churches in Sweden.
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