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St. Nicolai Ruin

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Address: Smedjegatan 19, Visby, Gotland, Sweden

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it is historical place, which lives a second life right now. it has been adjusted as gathering venue for various cultural events. you can go and visit it, but if you lucky, than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Riga
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347 reviews 347 reviews
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

it is historical place, which lives a second life right now. it has been adjusted as gathering venue for various cultural events. you can go and visit it, but if you lucky, than you can visit it for special occasion, which would be concerts or art performances.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

All the church ruins overwhelm you. How could this Hansa town be the placve for some fifteen churches and monasteries in the 1200's? How did they compete for the souls? The multitude must reflect power games, not merely religious ones, and language disparities.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is a very unusual arena for all kinds of performances including Gotland Chamber Music Festival in July each year. This year we attended a show with Christmas Carols. The ruin is from the 14-th Century. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

One of the best attractions that Visby has to offer, it's a place of interest during the day and a magic place to walk in the nigh time, with all the lights. The restorations have been made in an ideal way, keeping all the original parts. It's very easy to park nearby.

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milano
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A special place where ruins have been revitalized in a clever and effective way. Recomended both in daytime, both in nightime. A crucial step into the Visby experience

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Berlin, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Great thing is that you can rent most of the old ruins in Visby for private events. What a beautiful venue! It's amazing how many old church ruins Visby has.

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Keizer, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

This review is more a statement of the town and ruins in Visby than one particular place. The town has many churches and various towers dating back from the 13th century. If you are in Visby I'd recommend just walking the town and exploring the various ruins, towers, views of the city and the ocean. For me no organized tour... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

St Nicolai is one of 8 substantial church ruins in Visby. It was built by Dominicans in 1240. All the churches you see were built around the 13th Century by different denominations. Most are padlocked on Monday's but are open to explore the rest of the week. St Karin (Katarina) was built by Franciscans in 1233 and became the richest... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Enjoyed wandering the streets of Visby on a sunny Sunday morning...most of the town was deserted, silent, and peaceful, and it was relaxing to explore the cobblestoned streets and view the many ruined churches and other buildings. The Botanical Gardens were interesting as well, and contained many types of exotic plants and flowers. The city center provided opportunities for shopping... More 

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Sollentuna, Sweden
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

These places do not come in plenty - a large Church with wonderful arches - all in ruins! The roof is spared up front and therefore it is rather safe to arrange musical concerts, mingel parties and art performances here. Most of the time it is open for the public and a perfect place for private contemplation, maybe prayer and... More 

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