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“Charming town and church”

Vadstena Klosterkyrka
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Vadstena
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Charming town and church”
Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Went there for a day and I must say that it was a charming village with a beautiful setting by the lake. The church was beautiful. Calm and definitely worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Vanersborg, Sweden
Level 6 Contributor
192 reviews
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“A landmark”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Of course you should visit the church while in Vadstena. This is one of the things that the town is most famous for. The church in itself is very impressive. The entry is free but you can make a voluntary donation once inside - it's for a good cause (to keep the church open to the public and maintain it).

The surroundings with the convent and monastary are quite astonishing and you can feel the wings of history all around you.

I'd also really recommend a visit to St:a Birgitta's Museum (in the old convent).

Visited August 2013
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Gainesville, Florida
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“self tour”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

We walked the grounds and inside the church and had a wonderful time. Excellent example of churches of this period

Visited July 2013
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“A must!”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is an old church - 14C. It is said saint Brigitte didn't like its location and turned it around herself - the holes her fingers left are to be seen. She is also buried in the church and is the only real Saint Sweden has.

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Tokyo
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“Ancient history at your feet”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

We were staying with Swedish friends in the area and they took us to the charming little village of Vadstena for the afternoon. The church is the major attraction and draws pilgrims and tourists from all over the world. The info. center inside will tell you about the historic importance. We were surprised to see ancient crypts underfoot, worn by centuries of feet passing over. In one sense, they should be preserved, but I think the understanding is that the church is still used and enjoyed by many people, just as it always has been, so they don't want to cordon things off and turn it into a museum.

Visited July 2012
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