The first church in Bro was built during the 12th century in Romanescue style. The next church was completed in 1236 and it represented the Gothic style. In the reconstruction around 1300 the nave was demolished and replaced with the present one. In the Middle Ages Bro church was a destination for pilgrimages, because very important relic, an “original” piece of Jesus Christ’s cross was kept there. The pilgrimage tradition has been continued also after Reformation.

The baptismal font and Holy Rood date from the 13th century, wall paintings from 14th -15th and 18th centuries. Partly medieval choir stall, reredos was made in 1688 and pulpit 1723.



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148 Bro, Visby, Sweden
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Founded: 1236
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)


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Anna Brander (2 years ago)
Bro church very nice place
thepleasurekill (3 years ago)
Fin gammal kyrka, mycket att titta på.
Merete Duestøl (3 years ago)
Fantastisk historie i veggene her!
Walter Fasse (3 years ago)
Eine auf Wikingergräbern aufgebaute Kirche mit Runensteinen. Ein schöner Ort. Unbedingt in den Nebenraum gehen. Dort sind auch.Bildsteine
Jonathan Nye (4 years ago)
Beautiful example of middle age pilgrimage church site with 13th century baptismal font along Saint Olof's holy road.
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