Skogskyrkogården

Stockholm, Sweden

Skogskyrkogården (“The Woodland Cemetery”) is a cemetery founded in 1917. Its design reflects the development of architecture from national romantic style to mature functionalism. Skogskyrkogården came about following an international competition in 1915 for the design of a new cemetery in Enskede. The design of the young architects Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz was selected. Work began in 1917 on land that had been old gravel quarries that were overgrown with pine trees and was completed three years later. The architects' use of the natural landscape created an extraordinary environment of tranquil beauty that had a profound influence on cemetery design throughout the world.

The crematorium, with its remarkable Faith, Hope, and Holy Cross Chapels was Gunnar Asplund's final work of architecture, opened shortly before his passing in 1940. In 1994, Skogskyrkogården was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the Tallum Pavilion, visitors can see an exhibition about the cemetery and the story of its origins and the two architects whose vision created it.

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Spyros Kontostanos (25 days ago)
Great place to pause & observe
Joakim Forsberg (2 months ago)
A must-visit place on all saints day. Peaceful and claim.
Gryphon333 (5 months ago)
R.I.P Avicii He was my favorite song writer
Petr Sobíšek (5 months ago)
Extraordinary, but really quiet and peaceful place. Very large cemetery right in the woods with several modernist buildings. I am not sure that I personally would include this monument on the UNESCO list, but it is worth to visit the place, slow down for a while and enjoying the peace and atmosphere. Open 24/7.
Foodoo Child (7 months ago)
This is my favorite graveyard. Wait, that sounds cringe
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