Lannaskede Old Church

Vetlanda, Sweden

The old church of Lannaskede is one of Sweden's oldest Romanesque churches. It was built in 1150. Inside the church there is an organ that is the country's oldest working organ. Like other organs from the 16th and 17th centuries, it has a carillon. The mural paintings dating back to the 12th century are also well-preserved.



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877, Vetlanda, Sweden
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Founded: 1150
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Mikael Hammarström (2 years ago)
En fin kyrka.
romywebb se (2 years ago)
Lannaskede gamla Kyrka är en mycket gammal liten kyrkobyggnad troligen från 1100-talet med en fin klockstapel av trä. Imponerande är den bevarade inramningen av forntida huvudingången. Kyrkogården känns behaglig med mjuk gräsyta utan knastrande grußgångar runt om. Inramningen med gamla stenmuren känns ljuvlig med mossan på. Naturen har tagit över. En liten sittgrupp vid ingången och en parkbänk vid sidan inbjuder till en vilande stund. På andra sidan vägen finns en stor parkering.
Ulla Martel (3 years ago)
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