The oldest parts of the present stone church in the Arvika originate from the mid-17th century, but there has been before a medieval wooden church dedicated to St. Michael. The existing stone church consists of a rectangular nave with a triangular choir, vestry and tower. The construction of the church began in 1647, but was not completely finished in the 17th century. The current appearance is derived from a radical transformation made in the 1780s, partly by C.F. Adelcrantz drawings.
the altarpiece was made by Isaac Schullström in 1765 and the pulpit of Isaac Schullström dates from the 1739. On the church's north side stands a statue made by Christian Eriksson. The artist is buried right in front of the statue. Tomb chapel at the cemetery was built in 1923, the church is also a parish magazine and a parish hall. Cemetery is bounded by a drywall.References:
Goryōkaku (五稜郭) (literally, 'five-point fort') is a star fort in the Japanese city of Hakodate on the island of Hokkaido. The fortress was completed in 1866. It was the main fortress of the short-lived Republic of Ezo.
Goryōkaku was designed in 1855 by Takeda Ayasaburō and Jules Brunet. Their plans was based on the work of the French architect Vauban. The fortress was completed in 1866, two years before the collapse of the Tokugawa Shogunate. It is shaped like a five-pointed star. This allowed for greater numbers of gun emplacements on its walls than a traditional Japanese fortress, and reduced the number of blind spots where a cannon could not fire.
The fort was built by the Tokugawa shogunate to protect the Tsugaru Strait against a possible invasion by the Meiji government.
Goryōkaku is famous as the site of the last battle of the Boshin War.