The tower of Bunge Church was originally built for defensive purposes as part of the older church. The present nave and choir were built around 1300. The interior is richly decorated with murals, dating from from the end of 14th century. These magnificent paintings were made probably by Baltic master, who arrived to Gotland with Teutonic Order.

The baptismal font and limestone almsbox (with rune inscription: ”Lafrans made this stone”) date from the 13th century. The altarpiece was made in 1689 and pulpit in 1702. The high churchyard wall (with loopholes) was part of the original defence wall.

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

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Valdor Malmborg (2 years ago)
Fin ljus kyrka
Jens Josephsen (2 years ago)
Vacker kyrka på vacker ö. Här ligger regissöroraklet Ingmar Bergman begraven.
Håkan Hansen (2 years ago)
Ligger vackert. Bara så vackert.
John Haynes (2 years ago)
Wonderful quiet place
Akm Rashedul Hasan (3 years ago)
Its a tranquil place. Well accommodated prayer hall. There is beautiful graveyard too. In the graveyard I found the grave of famous film actor , director INGMAR BERGMAN. I drank water from the tap of graveyard !!
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