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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Jonas Lundquist (3 months ago)
Jättefin kyrka.
Lennart Åhrberg (6 months ago)
Min Lions Club bedriver de flesta av våra viktigaste aktiviteter i Björklinge
Torbjörn Arnhorn (7 months ago)
Fin kyrka
Emma Eriksson (7 months ago)
Snyggt runtom. Men såg inga öppettider. Gick inte att gå in.
Majid Pourreza (4 years ago)
MYCKET VACKER O ELEGANT
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