Alvastra Monastery, Odeshog

Alvastra is a small village in Ödeshög Municipality in eastern Sweden. It is known for being the seat of the Cistercian Alvastra Abbey in the Middle Ages, established in 1143 by French monks. After the Swedish Lutheran reformation in the 1530s, the monastery was demolished, never to be rebuilt.The Alvastra monastery ruin is today well preserved and popular place to visit.
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  • It is an advantage if you are able to visit Alvastra under försommare or late summer when it is possible to feel "lonely" and give the imagination site and be able to see and hear that which once existed.
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  • Liked the place well-maintained ruins. If you read the history of the place, you can find more 2 Castle, built from the remains of the Abbey. Recommend to lovers of ancient temples.
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  • The twelfth century abbey is a beauty and definitely worth a visit. I've been there two times already and both times there were couples taking their wedding pictures. I'd say that's because this place...  more »
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  • Very nice monastery ruins. Not so frequently you can see that in Sweden. Recommended
  • Really nice place. It's amazing to see ruins of this very old monastery.
  • We stumbled across this interesting place. Good for a walk around and some adventure. Free entry and open frok 11 to 17.
  • Nice ruins of a monastry. Very clean and peacefull. You can still enter in some basements. Pretty garden close to it.
  • Impressive old site, nice opportunity for a stop on the way.You can buy icecream there and they have a clean toilet, too.

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