Aspö Church

Strängnäs, Sweden

The tower and northern wall are the oldest parts of Aspö Church (dating from the 12th century). The chancel was completed in 1300s and the church was enlarged in 1400s. It has an interesting inventory; the fine iron-made door between nave and porch dates from the original church, font is from 1200s and the large altar triptych from 1472. There is also a runestone from the 1000s in the church porch.

References:
  • Marianne Mehling et al. Knaurs Kulturführer in Farbe. Schweden. München 1987.

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975, Strängnäs, Sweden
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Details

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

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4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Alfred Solic (2 years ago)
We were at the baptism, everyone was happy and happy.
Mina Makar (2 years ago)
Make sure to visit if you're in Strängnäs
malin liljestedt (3 years ago)
There are some paintings on the ceiling and the choir is quite large.
åke Nyzell (3 years ago)
Bad signage there.
Johan Lundberg (4 years ago)
Friendly staff. And good premises for what we used it for
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