St. Peter's Church Ruins

Sigtuna, Sweden

St. Peter's Church have been probably built in two phases during the 12th century.The eastern part with chancel, transept and central tower were erected first during the late 1100's, while the nave and the present west tower were added later.

According the tradition the church was used as a bishop’s cathedral until 1130 when the bishop's seat was moved to Gamla Uppsala. The another legend believes the church has been a royal church. After a fire in the 1600s, the church has stood as a ruin.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Ruins in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Litta S (2 years ago)
It is beautiful but we could not visit the church because they closed it before the closing time; because the caretaker had to go to some place :(
Litta S (2 years ago)
It is beautiful but we could not visit the church because they closed it before the closing time; because the caretaker had to go to some place :(
Byron Wolf (2 years ago)
Beautiful church from the 1200s... Local cemetery is cool
Byron Wolf (2 years ago)
Beautiful church from the 1200s... Local cemetery is cool
Mohanned Al-Daghestani (2 years ago)
Interesting ruins and maintained church
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