Mariakyrkan, Helsingborg

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    St Mary's Church

    by Sjalen Updated May 18, 2005

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    Mariakyrkan is a Hanseatic looking little pretty church smack bang in the middle of Helsingborg. Built in the 14th century on the remains of an earlier church as more and more people discovered the huge amount of herring in the strait and started to settle the shores of Helsingborg and not just the fortress area at the top.

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    St. Mary's Church

    by ginte Written Apr 22, 2005

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    The oldest part of Helsingborg lay on the top of the cliffs. Due to the abundance of herring in the Sound during the Middle Ages the shores below were taken over by fishermen, and a small Norman-style sandstone chapel was built for them. When the population grew and became more permanent the chapel was replaced by St. Mary's Church (Mariakyrkan), still in use today. Building work started at the beginning of the 14th century, and the church was completed just over one hundred years later. The exterior is a beautiful example of Danish Gothic brickwork.

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    Mariakyrkan

    by jonkb Updated Mar 23, 2004

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    The main church in Helsingborg is Mariakyrkan. A church made of red bricks not so far from the city hall. It's sorounded by not so much a park as place made of stones with small flowerbeds.

    The church is open weekdays from 8 till 16, saturday and sunday from 9 till 16. Prayers are weekdays at noon.

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    St Mary's Church

    by elcolibri Updated Sep 25, 2003

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    The Saint Mary's Church is a beautiful sample of Danish Gothic, the building was finished in the 15th century. This Church survived after the Skane War. I cant take a good picture of the three knave basilica but I can offer a pic of youngs besides it.

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