Västra Tommarp Church

Trelleborg, Sweden

Västra Tommarp Church was built around year 1200 of flintstone. In the 17th century the gables of the chancel and nave was renovated and got a style similar to baroque. The baptismal font is made of sandstone and has a font basin in tin. Both of them and the calix originate from the 1600s. In year 1649 the pulpit was created.

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

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3.9/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Jan Ekström (8 months ago)
Nice little church with nice surroundings.
Tommy Nyholm (2 years ago)
Very beautiful with newly created medieval wall paintings. Friendly staff.
Ragnhild Knutsson (4 years ago)
Nice old church
Inger Krigström (4 years ago)
Vibrates with history! The Middle Ages remain even though they were hidden during the restoration of the 1890s.
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