Odensala Church

Sigtuna, Sweden

The church of Odensala was built in the late 1100s. The sacristy and tower were added later. The brick-made portal dates from the late 1200s. The arches were added in 1300s. Odensala church is famous for its colorful and expressive lime paintings from the 1500's by Albertus Pictor or his workshop. The altarpiece was made in 1514, but is today in museum. The pulpit is a gift from Count Karl Gyllenstierna (1714).

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

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조승래 (2 months ago)
Historical place!
Daniel Boscarino (15 months ago)
Ok for an afternoon walk
Panagiotis Kostoulas (17 months ago)
Nice old church. Inside it the byzantine icon of the first Swedish female orthodox saint, Anna if Novgorod
Simon Larsson (20 months ago)
A pretty little brick church with beautiful wall/ceiling paintings and curiosities inside. Surroundings are pretty, as well. Well-worth a visit for anyone with an interest in history, together with the ruins just nearby.
Tamara Miguez (2 years ago)
It is a beautiful church with remnants of it medieval predecessors. It has old murals and wooden sculptures dating to medieval times. Right in front of it, in the same park are the ruins of St. Olof's church. Definitely worth a visit.
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