St. Olaf's Church

Simrishamn, Sweden

The church of St. Olaf was built in the 1200s, but it was enlarged in 1400s. The major restoration was made in 1870s by Helgo Zettervall. The church and the locality is named after the Norwegian Saint Olaf due there is a so-called St. Olaf's Well near the church. It was a famous pilgrimage site in past centuries.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Måns Axkull (4 months ago)
A blessed place. Here you become one with the universe.
Marcus Thuresson (10 months ago)
Very nice church and very nice and well-kept cemetery. Definitely worth a visit.
Loi Stefansson (2 years ago)
Old fine medieval church with a lot of history.
Gunilla Norling (3 years ago)
Pilgrimskyrka. Vacker både ute och inne. Spännande att vandra runt bland gravstenarna och läsa.
coco enocksdotter (3 years ago)
Beautiful church
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