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Traadgaardsgatan 5, Skovde, SE, 54130

  • Phone: (46) 500 410610
  • Fax: (46) 500 489250
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»Varnhems Klosterkyrka

Varnhem Abbey was established on site of an even older wooden church, in 1040s. It is one of the oldest building of its kind in Sweden. Built by Cistercian Monks from Östergötland, most of the place is in ruins, except the Varnhems Klosterkyrka, or the abbey church. Over the years, the abbey and the church has seen much destruction and reconstruction, including once in 1650s when Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie had it restored with an additional mausoleum that was dedicated to the his family. A final resting place to many important people such as Inge the Elder, Canute I of Sweden and Birger Jarl, to name a few, Varnhems Klosterkyrka is a popular attraction, thanks to the popularity of Jan Guillou's book Crusades Trilogy.

Off Axevallavägen
Varnhem, 532 73

»Varnhem Abbey

Located in between Skara nd Skovde, the Varnhem Abbey is a historical landmark of the rgeion as well as a popular tourist attraction. Founded in 1150, the abbey has the Cistercian Order and originally was built with a Romanesque style church. Later, the church as destroyed by a fire in the 13th Century and was reconstructed in the Gothic style which can still be seen today. Rest of the abbey buildings, however lie in ruins. A number of kings, knights, queens and other royal members belonging to the House of Eric are buried here. Today, it has a museum and cafe built for tourists.

Off 10 Axevallavägen
Skara, 532 73

»Skara Cathedral

Dating back to the 11th Century, the Skara Cathedral of Sweden is a remarkable historical and architectural landmark as well as a popular tourist attraction. Featuring stunning Gothic architecture, the cathedral can be easily spotted from nearby streets with towering twin belfries topped with imposing spires. A number of well preserved artifacts can be seen within its premises such as a medieval crypt for bishops, a relic of Christ (a thorn from his crown of thorns), a mausoleum, a treasury, relic pictures and old chalices belonging to important bishops. It is decorated with sculptures, carvings and a masterpiece of a stained glass window.

Södra Kyrkogatan 1
Skara, 532 30


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Vulcans Väg 1
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»Gökhem Church

Dating back to the medieval ages, the Gökhem Church is considered to be one of the oldest stone churches in the Sweden. A Lutheran church, it features the Romanesque style of architecture and is famous for its remarkably well preserved wall frescoes from the 15th Century. Believed to the be the work of Master Amund, the intricate designs are painted in shades of blown, blue, grey and green and depict the Holy Trinity, saints, prophets, biblical scenes, the deadly sins and the seven virtues.

Falköping, 521 92
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