Myresjö Old Church

Myresjö, Sweden

Myresjö Old Church is a delightful medieval church without a tower, little altered since medieval times. It contains wall frescoes from the 12th century, which depict Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Wall paintings of this age are extremely unusual and well worth seeing. The font dates back to the foundation of the church. The church has a 17th century pulpit. The church was extensively renovated in the 1920s after the roof collapsed.

Comments

Your name



Details

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

More Information

www.vetlanda.se

Rating

4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

romywebb se (3 years ago)
Myresjö Gamla Kyrkan is a nice little old church with a beautiful belfry on a small plot. Inside the church there are fantastic paintings to view. Well worth experiencing history that way. Good parking is available on the side below the belfry.
romywebb se (3 years ago)
Myresjö Gamla Kyrkan is a nice little old church with a beautiful belfry on a small plot. Inside the church there are fantastic paintings to view. Well worth experiencing history that way. Good parking is available on the side below the belfry.
Styrbjörn Lüning (3 years ago)
Truly a landmark old church from the early Middle Ages ........
Styrbjörn Lüning (3 years ago)
Truly a landmark old church from the early Middle Ages ........
Evonn Lindqvist (3 years ago)
Cozy and nice
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls

The Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls was part of the federal sanctuary of the three Gauls dedicated to the cult of Rome and Augustus celebrated by the 60 Gallic tribes when they gathered at Lugdunum (Lyon). The amphitheatre was built at the foot of the La Croix-Rousse hill at what was then the confluence of the Rhône and Saône.

Excavations have revealed a basement of three elliptical walls linked by cross-walls and a channel surrounding the oval central arena. The arena was slightly sloped, with the building"s south part supported by a now-vanished vault. The arena"s dimensions are 67,6m by 42m. This phase of the amphitheatre housed games which accompanied the imperial cult, with its low capacity (1,800 seats) being enough for delegations from the 60 Gallic tribes.

The amphitheatre was expanded at the start of the 2nd century. Two galleries were added around the old amphitheatre, raising its width from 25 metres to 105 metres and its capacity to about 20,000 seats. In so doing it made it a building open to the whole population of Lugdunum and its environs.