Mästerby Church

Mästerby, Sweden

Mästerby Church dates largely from the 13th century. The nave, choir and apse were built first, at the beginning of the century. In the middle of the same century, the tower was also built. The nave was made higher about a century later, and at this time both the nave and choir received vaulted ceilings. The church has remained relatively unaltered since the end of the Middle Ages. Only the sacristy is significantly later, added in 1790. New windows were also made in the 1860s.

The church is richly decorated with frescos internally. They range in period from the 13th to the 17th century. In the apse, some Romanesque paintings survive, notably a depicting of Mary, while some have been covered with other paintings in the 17th century. The vaults in the nave are decorated with frescos from the 14th century, and the walls of the nave furthermore decorated by the artist sometimes referred to as the Master of the Passion of Christ (15th century). Still other frescos, in the choir, probably date from the 16th century, while another set, again in the nave, is dated to 1633.

The baptismal font is from the 12th century, Romanesque in style and a work by the sculptor known by the assigned name Byzantios. The triumphal cross is locally made, dating from the 13th century. Other furnishings date from the time after the Reformation.

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580, Mästerby, Sweden
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Karl Högvall (14 months ago)
Mästerby Kyrka började byggas på 1200-talet. I kyrkan så hittar man många vackra målningar ifrån olika århundraden allt ifrån 12,13,14 och 1500-talet. Doppfunten är ifrån 1100-talet och locket är gjort på 1700-talet. Så här har man mycket att upptäcka. Passa på och ta en promenad runt kyrka och se på närmiljön medans du stannar till här för en kort paus.
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