Holy Trinity Church

Uppsala, Sweden

Helga Trefaldighet (Holy Trinity) Church was inaugurated in 1302. It replaced the previous church of local Ullerås parish. The church is made of grey stone and brick and it was originally a three-nave basilica. The western tower was added in the 15th century. The church was damaged badly by fire in 1702.

The interior is particularly notable. It is decorated with paintings by the famous medieval artist Albertus Pictor, which were created in the second half of the 15th century. Of particular interest is the depiction of The Visitation, regarded as one of the finest surviving medieval paintings in Sweden.

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Odinslund 4, Uppsala, Sweden
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Founded: 1302
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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www.uppsalatourism.se

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Arosha Weerakkody (2 years ago)
Very peaceful
Martin Spuij (2 years ago)
Nice old church. Have not been inside I am not a believer of tje holy dude in the sky.
Ayçin (2 years ago)
This is a beautiful, old church with lovely ceiling painting details. It's definitely worth visiting.
Albert Ziegler (3 years ago)
It's much less bombastic than the cathedral right next to it. But the original medieval paintings covering its walls and ceiling are extremely interesting.
Beto Azamar (3 years ago)
Very nice medieval church
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