St. Catherine's Church Ruins

Visby, Sweden

The constrcution of St. Catherine’s church was started in the 1250s and continued through the 14th century. It was actually never completed, and in 1540s it was partially collapsed during the worship. Today only ruins remain, but pillars are still very impressive.



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Founded: 1250s
Category: Ruins in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)


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احمد محمد (3 months ago)
The city of roses and ruins ?, the city of "Visby" located in the largest island of Sweden, Gotland and inhabited by more than 23 thousand people. The city is the most medieval city that has preserved its buildings and shape at the level of the Scandinavian countries The Swedish city of Visby is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located on Gotland, the largest of Sweden's islands. Its walls and buildings dating back to the Middle Ages, specifically between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries, made it the best fortified trading city that has preserved its shape in Northern Europe. The most famous tourist places in the city are the thirteenth century church and many ancient archaeological museums, and the city's airport is considered the 12th largest in terms of size in Sweden
Gail Kapusnick (5 months ago)
Unless you're attending an event here, don't bother wandering out of your way to see it. It's all locked up unless they're doing a concert or something. And there are much more impressive ruins to see in Visby.
niloofar hayati (7 months ago)
One on the 13th century churches inside visby old Town, cute!
Ja Ma (2 years ago)
Fantastic ruin with lots of space and perfect for shows. Just plain beautiful.
Amira Aleliwi (2 years ago)
Super fantastic
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