Alingsås Church

Alingsås, Sweden

The Christina’s church in Alingsås was built between 1642 and 1651. It is named after Christina, the Queen of Sweden, who donated 100 silver coins to construction. The interior dates mainly from the 17th and 18th centuries. Jonas Alströmer, the founder of Alströmerska factory in Alingsås, is buried to the cemetery.



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Founded: 1642-1651
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)


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arre p (7 months ago)
Did not answer calls and were unclear in communication via email.
Johanna Rodén (3 years ago)
For a homeless individual, it is worth its weight in gold that every Wednesday you can go and cook soup and coffee and buns as well as that you sit in a community with other vulnerable people in society and can talk openly about everything without having to be ashamed, no one judges you here !!
Annika Ringström (3 years ago)
Good soup lunch ...
ronald kuhse (3 years ago)
Just walked by
Jenanette Simpsons (4 years ago)
Soup lunch with sandwich is one of the meals served here.
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