St. Lawrence's Church Ruins

Visby, Sweden

Saint Lawrence’s church (Sankt Lars) was built in the central parish around 1210-1220. In the same cemetery a German parish church, Holy Trinity (Drotten in Swedish), was built around 1240. The church was abandoned after the Reformation. Architecturally, Saint Lawrence has its models in Orthodox churches, and it has been wrongly suggested that it would have been a Russian church. It’s more reasonable to imagine an architect influenced by Russian architecture. Sometimes the church has been called Saint Anna (Sankta Anna) the mother of the Virgin Mary.

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Syskongatan 4, Visby, Sweden
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Founded: 1210-1220
Category: Ruins in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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