"Storkyrkan" Storkyrkan - The Great Church Tip by Pieter11

Storkyrkan - The Great Church, Stockholm: 49 reviews and 113 photos

  Storkyrkan
by Pieter11
 
 

The Big Church, or Storkyrkan, is the most important church of the city. It's situated very close to the Royal Palace and the Stortorget. It was built in the 13th century and was opened officially in 1306. Officially the city of Stockholm doesn't have a real cathedral, but this church is often called the Cathedral because of the important role it played in history.

The square, brick church was the place where the Swedish kings got married and crowned. The current shape of the Storkyrkan was established in the 15th century. Before that it was a more simple design. The baroc parts of the church were added in the 30's of the 18th century.

The interior of the church is very caracteristic because of its brick walls on the inside. Originally there was plaster on these walls, but that was removed during a renovation in the past century. The statue of St. George and the Dragon and the beautiful Royal seats are the most impressive aspects in here.

Every saturday at 13:00 there is a concert in the church with its organ.

Address: Stortorget
Phone: +46 8 723 30 00
Website: http://www.stockholmsdomkyrkoforsamling.se/page.php?p=481

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Feb 20, 2006
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

Comments

Pieter11

“So much of who we are is where we have been”

Online Now

Male

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 1 6 6

Have you been to Stockholm?

  Share Your Travels