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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Egle Zioma (48 days ago)
A quiet place in an especially beautiful countryside.
Hassan Muhammed (3 months ago)
Bra pokemonställe. Mycket pokemonstop och fin präst.
Alexandre Leao (3 months ago)
Very pretty little Protestant church, you feel at peace there ?
Britt Ebbeskog (10 months ago)
Fantastic organ concert by Hans Ola Ericsson.
Mårten A (10 months ago)
Fantastic beautiful church and one of the few that has a window behind the altar.
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