Brunnby Church

Höganäs, Sweden

The Romanesque style Brunnby church originates from the 1100s and the tower from 1400s. The mural paintings were made in the same time and have survived well to present days. The pulpit from 1623 has a monogram of Christian IV, the King of Denmark.

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

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Anne van Leeuwen (7 months ago)
Very nice traditional church with lovely restored ceiling paintings. Two nice ladies told us many stories about the history of the church, which was very interesting. Ladies if you ever get to read this: tack!
Rita Guz (8 months ago)
It was interesting to visit this church and felt there very well.
Margaret Bere (9 months ago)
Lovely looking church, locked unfortunately Pleasant little town
Andreas Laven (14 months ago)
This is really quite a beautiful church.
Claus Just Rasmussen (3 years ago)
Amazing frescoes
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