St. Clement Church Ruins

Visby, Sweden

To the south of St Nicholas's Church, among houses, are the remains of the Romanesque church of St Clement, built in the middle of the 13th century. Excavations have brought to light the foundations of three earlier churches. The oldest, dating from the 12th century, was probably one of the first stone-built churches in Visby. To the right of the church can be seen an old weapon house, in which the men deposited their arms before entering the church.

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Smedjegatan 3, Visby, Sweden
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Ruins in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Marcus Forelius (10 months ago)
By far one of the coolest places I’ve ever stayed at. Hotel is cute set on a cute lane with all sorts of ambience. The front desk staff is super friendly and helpful with food recommendations and places to see. Grounds were amazing with a nice central area for sitting with the ruins of an old church right on the property. I found the room just the right size with a very clean and comfortable bathroom and bed. I can’t highly recommend enough and hope I can be back as soon as possible!
Mikael Hällgren (11 months ago)
This is the second time that we visit Gotland and this wonderful hotel. The staff is fantastic, the rooms are cozy and unique in an antique setting. The breakfast is delicious. This is one of the best hotels I have stayed in and next time we go to Gotland we will yet again stay here.
Andreia RODRIGUES (13 months ago)
Cute hotel right in the middle of Visby. I would recommend it to someone looking for cosiness instead of luxury
Laura Dzemedzionaite (15 months ago)
Very very good! Outstanding service. Cosy and clean. Amazing location - a medieval church ruins in front of our doors, botanical gardens right around the corner, in the hard of the city but very quiet. I don't think I ever stayed in a place that focused as much on low environmental impact. Breakfast table exceptionally vegan friendly - wide variety of fresh veggies and fruits, hummus. Looking forward to our next stay here!
Jake Kmiech (2 years ago)
The BEST hotel I've ever stayed at. Great service, nice rooms, great location, great breakfast, all right next to some sweet views and ruins!
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