Våmb Church was built during the first half of 12th century except the tower, which was added some decades later. According to legend, the church is built by St. Helena of Skövde at her farm in Våmb. It was also largely built because of generous donations from her.

The major restoration was made in the late 1800s and between 1944-1945. The interior is well-preserved and consists of several medieval sculptures and reliefs.



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Kyrkbacken 6, Skövde, Sweden
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)


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Annelie Tholin (2 years ago)
Mycket fint läge.
Annelie Tholin (2 years ago)
Fint läge lugnt och stilla. Fin kyrka.
Gunvor Lyngstam (2 years ago)
En fantastiskt fin kyrka från 1100-talet. Många konstskatter att beundra.
Sofia Angel (2 years ago)
Historiskt intressant. Möjlighet att få guidning via högtalare.
Ripley Rebel (2 years ago)
Sveriges äldsta romanska kyrka. Liten på insidan, väldigt speciell stämning. Vacker medeltida exteriör med påbyggnad. Välbevarad. Värt ett besök för de som gillar äldre kyrkor. Öppet vardagar 10-15. Självklart även öppen under gudstjänst.
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