Hejdeby Church

Visby, Sweden

Hejdeby Church was built in the 13th century, the choir and nave first (in late Romanesque style) and the tower later (showing early Gothic influences). The interior of the church is richly decorated with medieval frescos. These date from two periods: the oldest are from the 13th century and depict apostles, the crowning of Mary, and various saints. The other set of frescos date from the 15th century and depict scenes from thePassion of Christ. The church also has a triumphal cross dating from the early 13th century, a medieval baptismal font complete with its richly carved wooden lid, and an unusual medieval wooden bench. Other original furnishings are now in a museum in Visby.



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Hejdeby Annex 203, Visby, Sweden
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Towor (12 months ago)
I'm a Yorushika fan I'm looking for traces of Elma Maybe emla has been here
Tobias H (2 years ago)
Well-shaped church facing the road but a little more sterile in the other direction. Very nice church inside.
Jacob Ward (2 years ago)
Very nice church!
Sithu Htet (3 years ago)
Nice place.
J N (6 years ago)
Beautiful example of middle age pilgrimage church site with 13th century baptismal font along Saint Olof's holy road.
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