Stora Tuna Church

Borlänge, Sweden

The medieval church of former Stora Tuna municipality was built in 1469 as the three-nave cathedral. During the years 1557-1568, three priests with bishop title worked in the church. After that Dalarna and Västerås dioceses were joined and the church remained as one of the largest parish churches in Sweden. The 86m high tower was erected in 1917. The church contains many valuable artefacts including a fine 16th century crucifix and medieval mural paintings. Guided tours are available during the summer season.

References:
  • Marianne Mehling et al. Knaurs Kulturführer in Farbe. Schweden. München 1987.

Comments

Your name



Details

Founded: 1469
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Kalmar Union (Sweden)

More Information

homepages.tscnet.com

Rating

4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Tomas Oakman (10 months ago)
Got Married in this church ,My Favorite
Tessy chab (3 years ago)
One of the finest church I know
Andréas Skogholm (5 years ago)
En jättefin stor kyrka som är väl värd ett besök.
Kent Dahlquist (5 years ago)
Vad vackert åk dit
Magdalena Alm (6 years ago)
Så vacker ståtlig kyrka
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Trencín Castle

Trenčín Castle is relatively large renovated castle, towering on a steep limestone cliff directly above the city of Trenčín. It is a dominant feature not only of Trenčín, but also of the entire Považie region. The castle is a national monument.

History of the castle cliff dates back to the Roman Empire, what is proved by the inscription on the castle cliff proclaiming the victory of Roman legion against Germans in the year 179.

Today’s castle was probably built on the hill-fort. The first proven building on the hill was the Great Moravian rotunda from the 9th century and later there was a stone residential tower, which served to protect the Kingdom of Hungary and the western border. In the late 13th century the castle became a property of Palatine Matúš Csák, who became Mr. of Váh and Tatras.

Matúš Csák of Trenčín built a tower, still known as Matthew’s, which is a dominant determinant of the whole building.