Gustav Vasa Church, Stockholm

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    Gustaf Vasa Church (2) The Altar

    by El_Sueco Updated Jul 7, 2003

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    The Altar at Gustaf Vasa Church

    What strucks you most is the immense altar, in fact it is the greatest sculptural work in baroque style in Sweden. It was made by the sculptor Burchardt Precht for Uppsala Cathedral in 18th century. However, it was not used and were stored away for many years.
    The central motive is Jesus Christ and you can see a relief of Jerusalem behind.

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    Gustaf Vasa Church (5) The Organs

    by El_Sueco Written Jul 7, 2003

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    The Great Organ Gustaf Vasa Church

    This great organ in the church is wellknown in Sweden. It was built in 1906 by Åkerman & Lund, whereafter it has been extended in several steps. It has now 76 stops on three manuals and one pedal board.
    There is also a smaller Choir organ, built in the 1990´s by Grönlunds Organ Builders in Gammelstad. 14 stops on 2 manuals and pedal board.

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    Gustaf Vasa Church (7) Ceiling frescoes

    by El_Sueco Updated Mar 20, 2004

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    Central dome Gustaf Vasa Church

    This pictures give a little better view of the central dome with its frescoes, mentioned earlier.
    In the angels between the transepts there are four small chapels, that were built at the restoration in 1966. Each of these chapels have their name after one of the Evangelists that are painted above.

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    Gustaf Vasa Church

    by El_Sueco Updated Nov 6, 2003

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    Gustaf Vasa Church

    This relatively modern church in Italian new baroque style was consecrated in 1906. It has the form of a Greek cross.
    It looks huge, but when you enter this church you will feel that it is even bigger inside. The church room in this centralized church ("=one room only church") has seats for 1200 persons.

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    Gustav Vasa Church

    by Sjalen Written Dec 1, 2005

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    No, this church is not famous for anything particular - I just like the building. Named after Sweden's most famous king, you will most certainly walk past it if you stay in the area around Odenplan. I used to have this tip as "off the beaten path" as it isn't really a tourist destination, but then I saw that other VT'ers had started to discover it and that the tip groupings had it as a main tip so well...I've joined the crowd.

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    Gustaf Vasa Church (4) Ceiling

    by El_Sueco Updated Jul 12, 2003

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    Central dome Gustaf Vasa Church

    It is not Sanct Peters, but it is very big! It is one of the largest churches in the Stockholm region.
    In the ceiling there are four paintings: Baptism, Communion, the Commandments and the Gospels (St. Matthew 17:1-8).

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    by vec Updated Nov 9, 2003

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    Gustav Vasa Church

    The Gustav Vasa Church near Odenplan is in my view the most beautiful of the churches in Stockholm. It's open for visit during daytime all days.

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    Gustaf Vasa Church (3) The Altar - Side group

    by El_Sueco Written Jul 7, 2003

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    The triumph of the Gospel over Heresy

    The two side groups at the altar have allegorical presentations. This one shows the triumph of the Gospel over Heresy.
    (Left group shows the triumph of Faith over Disbelief.)

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    Gustaf Vasa Church (6) at Odenplan

    by El_Sueco Written Jul 7, 2003

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    Central dome Gustaf Vasa Church

    The Central dome rises 60 meters. It lies near the place Odenplan, on the west side.
    Try to visit the church and listen to the organ or listen to one of the concerts that are regularly given there.

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    One of the larger churches in Stockholm

    by Zirpsis Written Jul 18, 2013

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    You can find Gustav Vasa church in Vasastan, near Odenplan T-bana station.

    I thought it would be older, but it's only from the beginning of the 20th century.

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