Vansö Church

Strängnäs, Sweden

The oldest parts of Vansö Church were built in the end of 12th century. It was enlarged to east in the 14th century and again around 1450. The tower cap was demolished in 1765 and rebuilt 1901-1902.

The interior consists of a medieval altarpiece (1400s), crucifix (1270-1300), font (c. 1300) and two reliquaries (1400s). Vaults were decorated with murals in the 1460s.

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957, Strängnäs, Sweden
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Details

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

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User Reviews

Sven-Erik Pettersson (3 years ago)
My childhood church at school and confirmation. It makes me a little sad to see all the old tombstones with names by the stone wall. It can never be the intention that the place is the final repository for the stones.
Jan Hellgren (4 years ago)
Interesting area
Mikael Willenius (5 years ago)
Wonderfully cozy church (inside) is perfect for weddings ?
Liudvikas Drakonas (5 years ago)
Good
Monica Lundkvist (5 years ago)
Nice and well maintained cemetery. Many loved ones rest here.
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