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The largest of all the church runs in Visby. Just walk by the City Wall, look, and you will see the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Right in the middle of town

If you enter the city from the mountain side you look down on Visby and as many things will stand... read more

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4 weeks ago
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Jul 22, 2017
“Right in the middle of town”
Visby, Gotland, Sweden
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The largest of all the church runs in Visby. Just walk by the City Wall, look, and you will see the towering ruins. We were amazed. Must have been very grand and adored in its heydays. We appreciated the architecture.

Thank GAN L
Reviewed July 22, 2017

If you enter the city from the mountain side you look down on Visby and as many things will stand out, the ruin of this cathedral is one you'll spot immediately. It is surrounded by shops and restaurants, passersby coming off of the ferries etc....More

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Reviewed August 28, 2016

Despite its huge proportions this was a Church rather than a Cathedral, but as a Franciscan foundation it had to be on a large scale. Apparently it was never entirely completed before they ran out of money, and it was abandoned during the Reformation period....More

Thank Frank S
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

I love old ancient buildings. St Karin's is one such an amazing ruin of a cathedral. There is a small square beside it where an open market opens everyday. There are lots of cafes and restaurants there as well. Don't miss this

Thank drjsaleh
Reviewed June 21, 2016

very beautiful ruins right by the town square in visby. easy acess and free of charge. gothic style cathedral.

Thank mariea969
Reviewed January 7, 2016

St. Catherine's Cathedral was an absolutely gorgeous stop on our visit in Visby. It was one of the first places we went, and the atmosphere is breathtaking. It feels magical, with the plants growing over the palpable history. Really worth taking a few minutes to...More

Thank Kent B
Reviewed June 17, 2015

This church ruin gives character to the main square in the town. Being one of 11 ruins insied the walls, this is the one that occupies the main tourist area, thus being the one you are most likely to see. Free entrance to go in...More

Thank dgjohansson
Reviewed July 31, 2014

St Karin - or St Katherine's church was the first Franciscan monastery founded in Sweden. The ruins, dating back to 1233 dominate the Stora Torget - Visby's central square. It is free to enter and its most notable feature is the arcade of soaring arches...More

Thank Jolyon67
Reviewed June 28, 2014

The ruins dominate the main square of Visby and give it character. Last year, I was on a museum tour of the dormitory and the hypocaust of the church, and it was quite interesting to see behind the scenes. It is a nice, cool place...More

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