Katarina kyrka is located in Sodermalm. It was originally built at the end of the 17th century, by French architect Jean de la Vallée. However, the Katarina Kyrka has been burnt down twice: once in the 1720s and once in 1990. The current church was completed in 1995.
Katarina Kyrka was named after Princess Katarina. She was the half-sister of King Gustav II Adolf and the mother of King Karl X Gustav.
Katarina Kyrka stands close to the spot where the victims of the Stockholm Bloodbath of 1520 were burned after being executed by Danish King Kristian II. As a result some people think the church is cursed and that is why it has been destroyed twice.
Katerina Kyrka is a beautiful domed yellow building and well worth a visit. you can see it from many parts of the city.
Favorite thing: Just go walk around the city and you will see the most beautiful buildings, particularly the churches. I am told that the national government pays for the upkeep or restorations of the buildings. Engelbrekts Kyrkan is just one example.
Favorite thing: We checked local listings and found many live concerts to attend...for free! One Sunday evening we when to Sophia Krykan on Sodermalm and were treated to a classical choir concert. The 30 or so singers sounded like 130 singers in this Romanesque domed santuary
Thanks for the help from VT friend - Nobbe:
Kyrka means church in English. Klara Kyrka is near Sergels Torg and the Train Station.
You can take a look also at this three church
Favorite thing: This is Jakobs Church and Opera, on the edge of Gamla Stan... We were there early one morning and happened to see hot air balloons drifting off over Gamla Stan...
Favorite thing: Lutheran Church gate inscription: Fürchtet Gott! Ehret den König! (Fear God! Honor the King!) That helps explain those Ingmar Bergman movies