The first church in Hjo was built sometimes in the late 1200s or early 1300s. It was destroyed by fire in 1794 and the current church replaced it in 1799. The current tower was erected during the restoration in the early 1900s.

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Tunnbindaregränd 1A, Hjo, Sweden
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Founded: 1799
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Sweden)

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Birgith Magnehed (7 months ago)
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Mycket vacker kyrka.
Svenolof Grenabo (2 years ago)
Lugn och frid. Nyttigt för själen.
Emanuel Andersson (2 years ago)
Vacker kyrka! Värt ett besök :)
Jan Johansson (2 years ago)
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