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“Picturesque ruins in a picturesque village”
Review of St. Nicolai Ruin

St. Nicolai Ruin
Ranked #7 of 35 things to do in Visby
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Owner description: S:t Nicolai är en av Visbys mäktigaste kyrkoruiner. På 1200-talet var S:t Nicolai centrum för Dominikanerbröderna, vars mest kände medlem blev Petrus de Dacia. Kyrkan har fått sitt namn efter sjöfararnas och köpmännens skyddshelgon S:t Nicolaus.På senare år har det gjorts stora investeringar i ruinen, glasade fönster, nya inventarier, hydraulisk scen, kalkstensgolv och andra förutsättningar för att kunna möta och nyttja ruinen som unik världsarena vid föreläsningar, middagar, möten, dop eller bröllop. Här skapar vi en historisk kväll som ni sent kommer att glömma Välkommen till S:t Nicolai - en förstklassig och magisk eventmiljö!
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 and eating; an enjoyable stop on our Baltic cruise.

Thank Nancy171717
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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 even a kiss with your most beloved...

3  Thank Rudbeckius
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

Visby is full of old ruined churches, which are really incredible to see. They are open free of charge between 12:00 and 16:00 during May - Aug, with an earlier opening (10:00) in July. The ruins are really atmospheric, and blend in perfectly with the cobbled streets and town wall to transport you back into medieval Visby. Some of the larger ruins have restaurants and can be rented out (for wedding etc), while the smaller ones are pretty much "as is".

It is well worth grabbing a map of the town from the Tourist Center by the harbor and going for a walk to see all of them, there are ~14 ruins in total. There is one (St. George?) just outside the town wall - we recommend crossing out the snackporten (gate in the town wall on west side), which gives the best view over the wall and the ocean, and then a really nice walk to the ruin.

1  Thank Jon Paul J
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

Truly worth visiting, area is charming and people are so nice. Its like you are in a different world, just like a movie

2  Thank Nadia B
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Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

My review covers ALL the medieval church ruins in the old town. There are 9-10 of them! All are free to visit. Some of them have stairs you can climb, so make sure you check all the doors. They all look romantic and beautiful.

4  Thank Balazs M
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