Skokloster Church

Skokloster, Sweden

Skokloster Church, the second oldest brick church in Sweden, was built for nuns of the Cistercian order in the late 13th century. In the 17th century it became the Wrangel family burial church as well as for services.

There are several significant artefacts in the church, like medieval crucifix and other wooden sculptures. The pulpit and altar were brought in the 17th century from Oliwa monastery in Gdansk, Poland.

Behind the church, a Viking horseman hurtles along on Burestenen (Bure’s Stone). There are several runestones, because Lake Mälaren was an important Viking shipping route.

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

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