Gryta Church

Örsundsbro, Sweden

The age of Gryta Church is unknown. The first church, probably a wooden one, was built there in the 1000’s. How old present stone church is impossible to say, the remains of earlier church can be hidden in the gray stone walls, covered by a thick plaster layer.

The church is richly decorated with mural paintings and they are well preserved. The paintings might have been done by Albert the Painter (Albertus Pictor). The paintings are dated to the year 1487 due the inscription on the south wall.

The pulpit, acquired in 1697, is the oldest object in the church. The bell tower has two bells. It was built in the 1752.

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Founded: 11-12th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Sonny Angelkvist (2 years ago)
Nice church from the 12th century
Eric A.L. Axner (3 years ago)
While the church itself is not very impressive, the crooked extension with the entrance and armoury, the scenery and the small, standalone bell tower make up for it.
Lamyai Trading (3 years ago)
Beautiful and peaceful church
Johan Ulin (5 years ago)
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