Skanör Church

Skanör, Sweden

The Romanescue-style St. Olaf’s Church in Skanör was built in the 13th century to the site of earlier church probably dating from the 1100s. It was reconstructed partially: the extension to west and the tower were made in the 14th century and the chancel was rebuilt in the 15th century. Skanör church is one of few churches in Scania with a crypt.



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


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Peter Moberg (2 years ago)
It is sad that they are now arguing internally and that the congregation should be closed down.
Claes Hiersemann (3 years ago)
Here we got married and buried our loved ones. Very nice staff and fantastic priests. Incredible location!
Lennart Lind (3 years ago)
Olofström quite boring. Many attractions closed. Hotel ok
Real World Photographs. (4 years ago)
The beautiful and historic St.Olofs Church on the fringes of central Scanör, a town in Vellinge, Skåne, Sweden. The 12th-century church is surrounded by old and new gravestones, which is nicely landscaped. Inside has an old altar which is adorned with detailed art work. You can feel the history. You can light a candle in memory of a loved one.❤️
bigadam4ever (5 years ago)
Lovely old little church, originally Lutheran and was built 12th century.
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