Björklinge Church

Uppsala, Sweden

The church of Björklinge was built originally in the early 14th century. It was enlarged in the 15th century and the present appearance originates mainly from the restoration made in 1655. The church contains a triptych and a sandstone font made before the Reformation. There are five stained glass windows made in 1658. The current altarpiece was carved in 1714. The church has also a rare 18th century organ, which has been newly restored. Guided tours are available when the church is open.

References:
  • Marianne Mehling et al. Knaurs Kulturführer in Farbe. Schweden. München 1987.

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Founded: 14th century, restored 1658
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Eric A.L. Axner (4 years ago)
Large church with an equally large and spacious cemetery. Lovely interiors, but I must admit that the exterior and it's design really doesn't do it for me.
Gunny Fallström (4 years ago)
Nice and a little special church
Lars Fredriksson (4 years ago)
A nice church with ancestry go in if it is open.
tommy jansson (5 years ago)
My childhood place. Managed very nicely. Nice ash memorial site where my father rests.
Annette Bergström (5 years ago)
It is wonderful. My mother, grandmother is sleeping there ?,
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