Ekerö Church

Ekerö, Sweden

The Romanescue-style church of Ekerö date from the late 12th century. It was enlarged in the 1300s and the tower was erected in the 15th century. The overpainted mural paintings were found in the restoration made in 1933. the altarpiece date from the 17th century. The oldest artefact in the church is a font dating from the 12th century.

The interesting detail is a runic script in the tombstone under the pulpit. The script written in Latin says “Ingeborg Ermundsdotter rests here”.

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

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Svea och Rickard (4 months ago)
En vacker kyrka i en fantastisk miljö
Johan Hörman (4 months ago)
Fantastisk julkonsert ned bra gästartister. Bara ljudanläggningen som kan behöva uppgraderas för fulländad njutning
Hans Sakamoto (4 months ago)
Det här är min kyrka, den är så vacker.
Håkan Thorsén (5 months ago)
Mycket vacker liten kyrka. Nära Drottningholm och andra sevärdheter.
Jeff Gringer (3 years ago)
Nice church and cemetery, kind of off the beaten trail. Couldn't get inside (closed on Sunday afternoon) but took some terrific pictures.
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