The impressive church of Tensta is one of the oldest brick churches in Uppland. The oldest parts originate from the late 13th century. The sacristy and porch were built during the next century and arches between 1420-30.

There are many fine medieval frescoes in the church. These are signed by the painter Johannes Rosenrod in 1437. They depict various religious themes including scenes from the life of St. Birgitta. The altar was made by Bernt Notke workshop in Lübeck in 1480’s. The pulpit dates from 1749. Outside the church stands also a runestone.

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

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Elisabeth Wernersson (7 months ago)
Disappointed with grave care.
Jan Ohlström (3 years ago)
Nice as it should be there ?
Markus Cifuentes (3 years ago)
The Cathedral in the countryside. Amazing paintings and an exciting story. Well worth a visit.
Jan Wennberg (3 years ago)
Excellent guiding
Christian Andersson (3 years ago)
Really nice church, if you are in the neighborhood you should visit the church. Had the good fortune to go up the vaulted church roof, awesome experience.
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