Karl Johan Church

Gothenburg, Sweden

The church of Karl Johan was built between 1824-1826 according the design of Fredrik Blom. It has been restored in 1840, 1900, 1912 and 1938. The organs were added in 1863. The wall paintings have been made by Albert Eldh.

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Founded: 1824-1826
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Union with Norway and Modernization (Sweden)

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En mycket vacker kyrka både ut- och invändigt! Även fin utsikt härifrån.
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