Floda church well known for its architecture and decorations. The original church was built in the 12th century, but the current brick church was built over it in 1886-1888. The rich mural paintings were made in 1480s by Albertus Pictor and are very well-preserved. The original colours are still visible due walls have never been whitewashed or overpainted as usually in old churches.

There is a Baroque chapel of field marshal Lars Kagg (1595-1661) in the church. It was designed by Erik Dahlbergh in 1667. In the sacristy is located a reliquary from the 15th century. The pulpit dates from 1662. There are also paintings Lars Kagg brought from Germany as a war booty, for example a Jean Boulanger's masterpiece made in 1618.

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

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677, Floda, Sweden
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Angelique Anng (7 months ago)
Неожиданная находка ⛪️ живу в этом регионе уже 12 лет, но и не знала, что здесь находится это великолепное строение, к сожаления из-за короны она была закрыта (хотя я была там в воскресенье, обычно по воскресеньям проводят мессы) надеюсь в следующий раз мне удастся увидеть как солнечные лучи проникают сквозь витражи внутрь этой церкви.
Per Johansson (7 months ago)
Kaggs choir ,, awesome.
Jerker Åberg (2 years ago)
Beautiful church in the middle of nowhere.
Simon Larsson (2 years ago)
Because of renovations and rebuilds, the church is a strange and unique mixture of different times and methods applied during construction. The art inside and the mausoleum (gravkor) with its stucco is very impressive. A must-see kind of stop in the countryside.
lazy_ kawaii105 (2 years ago)
Beautiful and mysterious church in the middle of nowhere. Makes one think why they built that big church there. Very nice and beautiful surroundings even thought it's a sad place since it is of course a cemetery and deserves respect.
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