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Strangnas domkyrka, Strangnas

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Strängnäs Cathedral is a cathedral church in Strängnäs, Sweden, since the Protestant Reformation the seat of the Lutheran Diocese of Strängnäs.
It is built mainly of bricks in the characteristic Scandinavian Brick Gothic style. The original church was built of wood, probably during the first decades of the 12th century, on a spot where pagan rituals used to take place and where the missionary Saint Eskil was killed during the mid 11th century. The wooden church was not rebuilt in stone and bricks until 1340, just after Strängnäs became a diocese.
The cathedral contains a mixture of decorative styles. The nave, chancel, and sanctuary are highly traditional, with a very large triptych reredos dominating the high altar at the east end of the building. However, two of the side chapels have been refurbished in highly contemporary style, with modern altars, and abstract artistic decoration and religious symbolism.
The cathedral contains the burials of Charles IX of Sweden, Sten Sture the Elder and Maria of Palatinate-Simmern.
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  • One of the most historically important cathedrals in Sweden, definitely a must-see for anyone interested in history. Beautiful both inside and outside and with many impressive artifacts, monuments... 
    One of the most historically important cathedrals in Sweden, definitely a must-see for anyone interested in history. Beautiful both inside and outside and with many impressive artifacts, monuments...  more »
  • A church which definitely scores as a grand monument. Lovely interiors. They even have a child role-play area. The family loved it! 
    A church which definitely scores as a grand monument. Lovely interiors. They even have a child role-play area. The family loved it!  more »
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  • An imposing cathedral, awe-inspiring in its architecture and eye-catching in its decorative features. Within its walls, history lives. A must visit when in beautiful Strängnäs!
  • An impressive cathedral rich in history, culture, and architecture. The regalia of king Charles IX (stolen in 2018 but since reclaimed, restored, and returned) are just one of the myriad of sights to behold here - the wall and ceiling paintings are magnificent! There's also modern art on display, often on contemporary themes.

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