Skånela Church

Sigtuna, Sweden

The church of Skånela was built in the 1160’s. It was probably designed by the same German architect who designed also Lund Cathedral. The sacristy and north side chapel were added in the 14th century and the church was again enlarged in the 15th century. Skånela church was damaged by fire in 1642 and 1806.

The mural paintings inside the church date from the 1300’s. The wooden sculpture of Madonna was made around 1505 and pulpit in 1789. There are also 13 runestones in the church or nearby.

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

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Founded: 1160's
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Johanna Wilson (11 months ago)
Wonderful place!
Hans Bjorkman (15 months ago)
Beautifully located church which was unfortunately locked during my visit.
Vojtěch Lacina (16 months ago)
Nice place.
Cecilia Minamizen (2 years ago)
Amazing historical church framed with old stones. ????
Linda Ekroth (2 years ago)
Here you can read about old rune stones
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