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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april evans (9 months ago)
Beautiful church inside. It was amazing to see.
Tobias H (2 years ago)
Well-shaped church facing the road but a little more sterile in the other direction. Very nice church inside.
Jacob Ward (2 years ago)
Very nice church!
Samuel Htet (3 years ago)
Nice place.
Anna Brander (4 years ago)
Bro church very nice place
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