Barläst

Lärbro, Sweden

The mining of limestone was begun in Gotland in early Middle Ages. There was a significant lime kiln in Barläst, which was used to produce quicklime through the calcination of limestone. The kiln was used between 1690-1907. Today the area is a well-preserved sample of early industrial milieu. There are ruins of three lime kilns, the oldest one dating from the 17th century.

References:
  • Marianne Mehling et al. Knaurs Kulturführer in Farbe. Schweden. München 1987.

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Founded: 1690
Category: Industrial sites in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)

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Erik Cele (9 months ago)
Nice and interesting story with a calm feeling!
Bengt Svensson (2 years ago)
One of all the places you have visited over the years. Nice place to have a coffee and now also an organized car park. Never swam here but there are steps down to the water and the bottom looks nice. The cement factory in Slite can be seen in the distance.
Ewa Höglund (3 years ago)
So beautiful. Gotland history.
Pelle Avelin (3 years ago)
Nice historical environment and a nice little swimming area. Older stone pier with grass and bathing ladder down to the sandy bottom. Perfect if you are not the biggest fan of sandy beaches! Pretty shallow water.
Rune Blomquist (3 years ago)
Nice experience.
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