Film Church

Österbybruk, Sweden

The oldest parts of the Film Church were built probably in the late 1400s. The large stone-made annex outside was built in 1767 for the labour of near Österbybruk Ironworks. The altar and pulpit were made in the Baroque style in 1732. The triumphal crucifix date from the Middle Ages.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Kalmar Union (Sweden)

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Åsa Höglund (9 months ago)
It's pretty dead here!!!? Nice church worth visiting!!!!
Magnus Stenmark (13 months ago)
Very beautiful church, atypical with its musty and decorative interior. Gives a familiar feeling with narrow aisles and close-set benches. Located on a hill with an altar almost directly to the east.
Ewa Dannberg (2 years ago)
The church is very nice. Where the graves were, it was so beautiful.
Arne Forsling (3 years ago)
Beautifully located!
Eric A.L. Axner (3 years ago)
Pretty and well-kept, so stop by if you're heading this way!
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