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Varnhems Klosterkyrka

1 Varnhems Klosterkyrka, Varnhem 532 73, Sweden
+46 511 265 34
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Great historical site

Truly worth a visit. Also a new museum with cultural history back from the year 1000! Great... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
thomas c
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Malmo, Sweden
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A historic gem

One of the places worth a little detour to see is the Varnhem Abbey and it's surroundings. Whilst... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
MrPhileasF
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London, United Kingdom
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1 Varnhems Klosterkyrka, Varnhem 532 73, Sweden
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+46 511 265 34
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Truly worth a visit. Also a new museum with cultural history back from the year 1000! Great explanations and it's for free.... while you have to pay to enter the church a bury place for past kings!

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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

One of the places worth a little detour to see is the Varnhem Abbey and it's surroundings. Whilst the cistercian abbey is long gone and only ruins are there to see, the church still stands as a beautiful mark from a time long gone. Besides...More

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Reviewed December 4, 2017

A Church that is one of a kind where a lot of Kings and highly spoken people of society are buried. The Founder of Stockholm is buried here (Birger Jarl). Now you can visit the Kata Grave and the old Lime Stone Church that could...More

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Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

A really excellent day trip. Church beautiful. Monastic ruins great to walk around. Also the newly discovered Kata Gard was a real treat. Remains of an 11th century stone church where remains were found in a Christian grave with origins before Christianity was supposed to...More

Thank spiddob
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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

The Church is beautiful, it's history is rich and so influential on the development to modern-looking Sweden. It's 11th Century beginning is believed to be the start of Christianity in Sweden. My friends were married here just a week ago and seeing the church come...More

Thank Waldo D
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Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

This place has a lot to say! The church is really nice and the history is very interesting as it holds the grave of Birger Jarl, the founder of Stockholm. The coffeehouse nearby serves wonderful pastry and coffee!

Thank Nils V
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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Cisternienser monks needed a church when they arrived in Sweden in the 11th century. This church is one of the oldest churches in Sweden, known from the novels by Jean Guillou, centered around the hero Arn. You can see both the roman original architecture and...More

Thank Imbierna
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Reviewed May 31, 2017

This amazing Swedish Church and ruins was well worth a visit, Our group ranging in age between 14 - 42 all enjoyed the church and the visitors centre. with full Swedish and English information boards and booklets it wasn't difficult to understand the stories surrounding...More

Thank 73matti
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

Here you can sense the work of the monks and the beautiful monastery church and its history.Which has a lot to show off. The old monastery ruins, and one of Sweden's first churches in 1000, built by vikings.

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Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Varnhem cloister was impressive by the history it manages to pack. You will see the remains of a cistercian monastery, the graves of a Swedish king and his wife, a Danish queen; the mausoleum of the La Gardie family, a power broker, chancellor and steward...More

Thank Guillaume R
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