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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Micke Sandberg (4 months ago)
Wow mäktig!!!
Oleg Krivenko (5 months ago)
Очень интересный храм.
Debapriya Roy (5 months ago)
Great place
tony kollberg (15 months ago)
Väldigt gammal men stämningsfull kyrka.
Axel Malmros (2 years ago)
Oerhört vacker och stämningsfull interiör.
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