Skeppsholmskyrkan

Stockholm, Sweden

Skeppsholmskyrkan is a church on the islet of Skeppsholmen, secularized in 2002. Named after its location, the church was built 1823-1849 to replace a minor wooden church on Blasieholmen destroyed in the devastating fire of 1822. Inaugurated by King Charles XIV John and still officially carrying his name, it was designed by the architect Fredrik Blom as a neoclassical octahedral temple inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, borrowing the coffered ceiling while substituting the oculus for the temple-shaped lantern light. On all sides, the plain white walls restored in 1998 are pierced by portals whose four pillars support semi-circular lunettes. Inside the cruciform exterior, the interior sheet of the wooden double cupola is supported by paired doric columns and rounded arches. Accompanying the painted altarpiece are niches with statues of the apostles and two plaster groups.

The Skeppsholmen parish was discontinued in 1969 when the Navy moved to Muskö, and the church was secularized in 2002. Since May 2009, the building is called Eric Ericsonhallen, named after the Swedish conductor Eric Ericson and is a Concert Hall managed by the Eric Ericson International Choral Centre.

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Founded: 1823-1849
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Union with Norway and Modernization (Sweden)

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rhina fabianty (2 years ago)
Very good place for concert.
Trix L (2 years ago)
Lovely building. Went to a Candlelight concert there.
Omar Hammad (2 years ago)
Nice space, very stuffy and not well ventilated. The views and space itself are amazing. Beautiful venue. But you should expect to be very warm and need to step out for some air whenever you can.
Nino Romio (2 years ago)
We came in here for a candlelight concert. It was a cosy location and pleasant walking to get there
Lilli Pincemaille (3 years ago)
A church once, this is a beautiful place for a concert. Round space reminding of the perfect room. Also beautiful placed on the Skeppsholmen isle.
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