Masthugget Church

Gothenburg, Sweden

Masthugget Church was built in 1914. Its position on a high hill (Masthugget) close to the city and near the Göta älv (Göta river) makes it a striking sight – the church tower is 60 meters high in itself. The church represents the national romantic style in Nordic architecture and was drawn by Sigfrid Ericson. The church, which has become one of the symbols of Gothenburg, is a popular tourist attraction.

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Founded: 1914
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Modern and Nonaligned State (Sweden)

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Cherie Chaney (8 months ago)
Witnessed a baptism. Beautiful ?
Amit Chandra (8 months ago)
Such a shame that cloudy horizons awaited us here. Nice viewpoint from where I'd like to catch the crazy city views on a sunny day. I'm not done with Gothenburg yet. It's a lovely city. ?
Gunnar Magnusson (10 months ago)
Great view ,port of Gothenburg.
Victor Panom (10 months ago)
I was here on a wedding and it was very lgbtq+ friendly. The priest was good and the setting was nice. The church has it’s own parking but when i got there all spots were taken, but there wasn’t a problem to find a spot nearby.
Anders Frostskär (10 months ago)
Great view over Gothenburg from the top.
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