Kalmar Cathedral, Kalmar

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Kalmar Cathedral is in the city of Kalmar in Småland in southeast Sweden, situated on the Baltic Sea.The new city of Kalmar was built on Kvarnholmen island in the mid-17th century. The transfer from the old town was largely completed by 1658. The new, fortified town was planned along Renaissance ideals. Accordingly, the church and town hall were constructed across from one another in Stortorget Kalmar, the old town square. The cathedral was designed by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder and is one of the foremost examples of classical baroque architecture that was a breakthrough in Sweden. The design of Kalmar Cathedral reflects the complexities of modernisation, maintaining liturgical utility and tradition, and being mindful of the fortress-city requirements. Construction began in 1660, but was interrupted on several occasions, including with the outbreak of the Scanian War . The work resumed after the war and Kalmar Cathedral was finally finished in 1703.
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  • Good to see a church that had relatively clean walls without a lot of embellishments. Very beautiful to behold, beautiful pulpit.
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  • Open to the public. A huge cathedral on the open square in the old part of Kalmar. A must visit when in Kalmar.  more »
  • EPIC Church in the middle of town. Ceiling height gives the music volume and acoustics that fills both the Church and the soul from the inside. Magic!
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  • Amazing church! Everyone should visit this spot on a stay in Kalmar.
  • Great church, well worth a visit when you are there!
  • This is in the wrong place. It has to be moved on the map. This is the prison of Kalmars location.
  • Powerful church beautiful they are in Words it is so unique, pamig CS
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  • Very good performance, the female soloist was in relation to other prominent tasteless dressed. The selection of pieces could in no case been more public than teaching. In a room that has large acoustic problems when running prominent should devote more energy to put the choir so in the room not to reflections and reverberation destroys the performance
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