St. Michael's Church

Arvika, Sweden

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.

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Mikaeligatan 1, Arvika, Sweden
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Founded: 1647
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)

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