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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Ingvar Krafft (7 months ago)
A church from the 13th century. Worth a visit. Has a special baptism pound.
Ulrika (10 months ago)
Mästerby church is worth a detour! It has many paintings. Bla a painting where Jesus sits on the rainbow and judges people who come out of their graves dazed and glum. On the right, the souls of people are weighed and little devils hang in the second scale to make the souls too light to enter paradise. On the left is the gate to the kingdom of heaven. I believe it is from Revelation, the last book of the Bible.
Carina Karlsson (2 years ago)
Nice church with nice paintings. Didn't find any candles, but this time I checked before paying.
Niklas Thulin (2 years ago)
If you like churches, you should visit this mythical church! ?????
Leif Olsson (2 years ago)
Freshly tart fine.
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