Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat, Varnhem

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  • A Church that is one of a kind where a lot of Kings and highly spoken people of society are buried. The Founder of Stockholm is buried here (Birger Jarl). Now you can visit the Kata Grave and the old ...  more »
  • A visit to varnhems kloster at Kata gård is very educational. The beautifully covered foundations of the old chapel are clearly explained. Unfortunately, the Swedish texts are more informative than the English. The view of the Church and the kloosterruine are great. Unfortunately the Church was closed during our visit.
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  • A really excellent day trip. Church beautiful. Monastic ruins great to walk around. Also the newly discovered Kata Gard was a real treat. Remains of an 11th century stone church where remains were fou...  more »
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  • One of the places worth a little detour to see is the Varnhem Abbey and it's surroundings. Whilst the cistercian abbey is long gone and only ruins are there to see, the church still stands as a beautiful mark from a time long gone. Besides the beautiful architecture there are several Swedish kings buried here, the monks build the church with acoustic in mind so make sure you stay for a service. There is a museum at the back of the ruins about the abbey and on the hill above there is a museum about the beginning of Swedish Christianity during the Viking age. There is plenty to see and learn but there is also a lot of restaurants and coffee shops around. Finally it is also a part of the pilgrimage network in Sweden should you want to do a walk.
  • One of the earliest Christian sites in Scandinavia and possibly the oldest in Sweden the estate which was give to the monks in the 12th century is being excavated and the finds include one of the first (about the third) stone churches in Scandinavia. The viking age estate was Christianized as early as the beginning of the 9th century.
  • Was founded around between 1148 and 1190, and here buried in the abbey church: Canute I of Sweden, Eric X of Sweden, Eric XI of Sweden, Birger Jarl - the founder of Stockholm
  • Exciting and fascinating place-that it is living archaeology makes it even better.
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  • Beautiful place. Fun with history and story of the Kata. There is a section about this in the scientific world on SVT play!
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