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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www.livrustkammaren.se

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Nick Nikolov (2 years ago)
One of the most impressive castles in Sweden. Owned by Carl Gustaf Wrangel, commanding general of the Swedish armed forces, it was designed to impress from inception. It houses one of the oldest arsenals in the world, and the best-preserved weapons collection in all of Europe. It also boasts the oldest crystal chandelier in existence, which is falling apart by the minute. Don't miss the chance to visit this gem!
Tommy Liikamaa (2 years ago)
The guided tour is a must and highly recommended to see the top floors and rooms. One of the biggest collections of antique guns in the world as kept by the original owner, quite amazing to see.
Victoria Cruz (2 years ago)
Lovely scenery. The castle is worth a visit. I find it more interesting than the Royal Castle in Stockholm
Dubravka Marinkov (2 years ago)
Incredible place, beautiful landscape and amazing lake ❤️?
Mathias Jansson (2 years ago)
Great guides and an interesting history of this place. The gardens are lovely and you can stroll around freely on the caller grounds. On the bottom floor there's a nice cafe with good sandwiches.
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