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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Jo-Anne Escolano (12 months ago)
Nice castle in Uppsala but you have to avail of the guided tour to see all the interesting rooms. Otherwise you can just see the rooms on the ground floor which has free entrance. We also availed of the audioguide to know more about the rooms since the tour guide only goes through a few of the rooms plus the exclusive rooms on the top floors. There are also not so many signs that explains the history so an audioguide is helpful. Bring your own earphones though because they will only provide the website for the audioguide. Enjoy!
Claire Law (13 months ago)
It's a castle located 80km from Stockholm city. Nice free museum in the castle. Big beautiful walking area around the castle as well. Friendly staff and lovely cafe for some light lunch.
Sebastian Reiz (14 months ago)
A must for anyone interested in the history of the wealthy of the 17th century. This castle is extremely well preserved, including the church built in the 13th century. You should really take a guided tour, during which the history of the castle is presented with lots of humour. There is even a degenerating crystal chandelier on display, probably the only one you will see in your lifetime.
Natasha Honeycutt (17 months ago)
The church is beautiful!! I've been to so many, all around the world, this one is uniquely exceptional. The castle was equally as impressive. Take the guided tour to the 'special rooms'!
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!
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