Härkeberga Church

Enköping, Sweden

Härkeberga church was built in the early 1300s and was enlarged in the 1400s with the vestry and porch. Also vaults were added then. Albertus Pictor decorated arches and walls with murals in the mid 1480's. The wall paintings were restored in the 1930s.

The paintings in Härkeberga church are Albertus Pictor's finest works. The stories originate from both the Old and New Testaments. They relate to the Biblia Pauperum, a medieval book describing events of Holy Bible as pictures or “comics” for poor and illiterate people.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Gunnar Johansson (18 months ago)
Vacket
Bo Rydén (2 years ago)
Sevärdheter.
Angel Barcelona (2 years ago)
iglesia gótica del siglo 14 de tejado apuntado al estilo nórdico. El exterior totalmente pintado en blanco y el interior de una sola nave con tres bóvedas pintadas al fresco en los que se representan escenas de la Biblia completa muy bien conservados los frescos.
Dimuth Ruwantha (2 years ago)
An old church to visit.
Lajos J. Hajdu (2 years ago)
Marvellous old church with paintings of Albertus Pictor.
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