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: Miscellaneous historic sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Harriet Arnberg (2 years ago)
Amazing hotel. Great central location and very helpful and friendly staff. The room and reception area were nicely styled and had those small things that made you feel like they think about everything. Nice breakfast and a lovely courtyard to sit in while enjoying it!
B C (2 years ago)
Quaint, charming, and perfectly located to experience Visby in all it's old and new glory!
David M (3 years ago)
Friendly and accommodating staff, great breakfast, cozy room, great location for walking around town, beautiful ruin in the back yard. All in all, great value!
Soran Mahmoudyan (4 years ago)
Great hotel. Helpful staff, nice breakfast. Great location and cleanly kept.
Björn Krafft (5 years ago)
Great room and terrific staff. A great place if you want a homely stay when exploring Visby!
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