Västra Sallerup Church

Eslöv, Sweden

The church Västra Sallerup, built in the late 12th century, is famous of its medieval frescoes. The fresco of Queen Margrethe I has been used on a Danish stamp. The beautiful pulpit is made by Jakob Kremberg, who lived in Lund between 1596-1641. To west of the church is a former vicarage built in 1867-1868.

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

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Sassels väg 1, Eslöv, Sweden
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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www.hagen.web.surftown.se

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Alf-Göran Rappner (2 years ago)
Old fine parish church.
Elisabet Blomdahl (2 years ago)
Exciting church from the 19th century.
Cecilia Rangvin (2 years ago)
Wonderful old church with newly renovated paintings and a fine pastor's house for after-hours.
Artic Monkey (3 years ago)
Beautiful church, the priest is very nice, I was there last week for a service, it was very touching the music was nice and they even had extra tissues in front wish i though was very thoughtful , the service was not long was perfect, the only thing is that some candles were not light up, and that made it a bit incomplete.
kenneth bengtsson (3 years ago)
En liten charmig bykyrka där bl. a våra barn har döpts och konfirmerats
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