Maglarp Church was built around 1200 and is one of the oldest brick churches in Sweden. Arhaeological evidences reveal that there has been probably a stave church on the church site before. Maglarp Church medieval exterior is very well-preserved.

The oldest inventory is a font dating from the 1200s. The crucifix is also medieval from the 1400s. The beautiful Renaissance pulpit from 1568 is the oldest in Scania region.

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

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633, Trelleborg, Sweden
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Founded: c. 1200
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Attilla Juhász (2 years ago)
Kan inte ge den sämre betyg eftersom jag gifte mig där, kyrkan andas historia helt igenom med både Dansk och Svensk stavning på gravstenarna i golvet.
Inger Krigström (2 years ago)
Fin medeltida kyrka med mycket atmosfär.
Mikael Willner (2 years ago)
Björn Svalling (2 years ago)
Sveriges äldsta tegelbyggnad från tidig medeltid. Mycket vacker och charmig, perfekt för bröllop, dop och begravning! Mycket charmig kyrka med en fascinerande historia. Tidigt 1900-tal så byggdes en ny kyrka närmare kusten. Alltför nära, saltvattnet tog ut sin rätt, och den nya kyrkan revs nyligen. Så församlingen flyttade tillbaks till den gamla medeltidskyrkan, som åter hade en passande storlek!
Kerstin Nilsson (3 years ago)
Maglarps gamla kyrka är väldigt vacker. Den har behållit sin interiör,kom gärna och besök den 31 dec.kl.16 eller 6 jan.2018 kl.11.
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