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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Adelė Žilinskaitė (2 years ago)
Breathtaking just like all the ruins in Sigtuna. Such a mystical vibe and interesting details, like runestones built in the walls.
Helen Haines (2 years ago)
Beautiful church ruins. Closed off from climbing these days, but surprised it didn't happen sooner to better preserve it.
Ewa Serenity Iwaniec (3 years ago)
Unfortunatelly ruins was closed and deformed by this ugly fence.
Celia Gallais (3 years ago)
If you are in Sigtuna, this ruins are very pretty. Some information panels can give you additional info.
Vasant Padhiyar (4 years ago)
Nice things to see. Sigtuna has an important place in Sweden's early history. It is the oldest town in Sweden, having been founded in 980.
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