St. Nicholas' Church

Trelleborg, Sweden

St. Nicholas' Church in Trelleborg was built around 1250. It was completely restored in 1881-1883 according the design of Helgo Zettervall. The font is the oldest inventory, dating probably from the 1300-1400s. The altarpiece was made of stone in the mid-1600s.

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Founded: c. 1250
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Isma Lounes (3 years ago)
Bra och detaljrikt beskrivning.
Nataliya Olsson (3 years ago)
beautiful church
Sonny Johansson (4 years ago)
En välskött kyrka som arrangerar underhållning för allmänheten utöver sina vanliga åtagande.
Gustav Christensson (6 years ago)
A wonderful church dating back from 1881, built in a strong neo-gothic feel and refurbished several times over the past few decades, most recently in 2013. The interior is welcoming and the walls are decorated well; there are sermons and concerts all year round and the parish nearby offers more services (such as pensioner's breakfast) if one is a member. I would've wished that the church was a little older, but the old church (from the 14th century or so) had to be demolished one-hundred years ago as it was too small. Since nothing can be done to reverse that decision, I'll award this church five stars for everything else which it offers.
Paul A (6 years ago)
Nice church with some really old gravestones outside on the lawn. Church originally built around 1260. Been rebuilt after that. The church tower is from 1617.
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