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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 barroque architecture that was a breakthrough in Sweden. The diesgn 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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  • An impressive building by the Stortorget square in Central Kalmar. To and from markets, and other fun activities. Can be a bit tricky with parking but most of the time there are places completely close. Plenty of restaurants and shops close by. Targets for Ironman.
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  • Our hotel is almost across from the Cathedral, which stands out in the landscape of the city. Was not open on the day we were in town.
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  • An amazing acoustics nice to go and sit down and enjoy the paintings and furnishings. Some days it is lunch music 12:00 very nice.
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  • Amazing church! Everyone should visit this spot on a stay in Kalmar.
  • This is in the wrong place. It has to be moved on the map. This is the prison of Kalmars location.
  • Great church, well worth a visit when you are there!
  • Very nice Church
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  • Very beautiful Cathedral with a nice and competent young (German) woman who dominated 3 languages and conducted a very interesting tour.
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