Säby Church was built around the year 1200 and it was enlarged probably in the 15th century, 1692 and 1746. The medieval frescos made by local master Amund are worth seeing. The pulpit was erected in 1653.

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

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Säby Kyrka 1, Tranås, Sweden
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Founded: ca.1200
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Per Olof Berlin (15 months ago)
Mycket vackert belägen kyrka invid säbysjön , bakom kyrkan finns också ett fågeltorn lätt tillgängligt. Fin 1100 tals kyrka
Lars Albertsson (16 months ago)
A very beautiful and interesting church ... Not only for us Tranås residents, but for everyone with an interest in culture and history .. In addition, I was baptized in this beautiful church, many years ago ...
Birgitta Eriksson (2 years ago)
Good church for weddings. Great cultural memories!
Birgitta Eriksson (2 years ago)
Good church for weddings. Great cultural memories!
Kurt (2 years ago)
Nice to walk around the surroundings.
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