St. Mary's Church

Sigtuna, Sweden

St. Mary's Church (Mariakyrkan) is the oldest still used building in Sigtuna. The brick-made church was constructed in the mid-13th century and inaugurated in 1247. It was, however, completed probably in 1255, when the archbishop Jarler was buried there. The church was enlarged and sacristy added in the 1280’s. Due the Reformation King Gustav Vasa ordered to demolish the adjacent abbey in 1530 and St. Mary's became a parish church.

The full restoration was made in the 1640’s and the present was added then. Mural paintings were restored between 1904-1905. There are couple medieval artifacts remaining in the church, like fonts, a triumph crucifix and small altarpiece.

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Founded: 1230-1255
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Kourosh M (5 months ago)
Nice place .
Ajay Kumar (7 months ago)
The park's lush greenery and well-maintained pathways create a peaceful atmosphere, making it an ideal spot for a leisurely stroll, a relaxing picnic, or simply unwinding amidst nature. The view of the Mariakyrkan church's centuries-old architecture adds a unique touch, making the park truly special.
I B (11 months ago)
Lovely place to visit. Very beautiful and serene space.
Per Häggdahl (2 years ago)
Beautiful church. One of the older in sweden.
Helena Sunny (5 years ago)
A beautiful Brick Church built in the 13th century with Romanesque and Gothic style. Located very close to the famous St. Olof Church Ruins, it is well worth a visit. There are many church ruins in Sigtuna with lots of history. We did a day trip to Sigtuna and Uppsala from Stockholm. Enjoyed.
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