Hedvig Eleonora Church, Stockholm

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    A peaceful oasis in the buzzing city

    by Zirpsis Written Jul 16, 2013

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    The Hedvig Eleonora Church and surrounding old cemetery is like a peaceful oasis in the middle of a busy city centre for a traveller to sit for a while. There is a small cafe, too. Named after a Swedish Queen, the main building is octagonal and from 1737. It is beautiful and understandably a very popular wedding location.

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    by Sjalen Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This church was originally founded for the Admiralty before it moved to Karlskrona in the south of Sweden. At first, the church was were the National Museum now is, but it was then decided to move it here and work started in 1664 with drawings by Jean de la Vallée, famous for many other prominent buildings in Swedish cities. At first, there was only money for a simpler wooden church, but in 1725, work continued under a new architect (Adelcrantz). It was then named after queen Hedvig Eleonora. If you want to see some of its treasures, have a look at the link below, where you can see pictures of the interior with the famous wooden "Golden Altar" and other treasures. There are also a couple of relatively impressive organs.

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    Hedvig Eleonora Church

    by vec Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Hedvig Eleonora Church

    In the fancy areas of Östermalm you will find this church, Hedvig Eleonora Church.

    The work with building this church started in 1669, but due to lack of funds it was ready first in year 1737. The church get the name from the old queen, Hedvig Eleonora, consort to King Karl X Gustaf.

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    by sim1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Hedvig Eleonora Kyrka is located close to the ?stermalmhallen at the crossing of Storgatan and ?stermalmstorg. For me this church means 'light' and the light that flows into the church is the thing that will strike you at once. The church feels a bit unusual because of it's round shape, but I guess that also makes that a lot of light comes in.

    The church is open daily between 11.00 and 18.00

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    by sim1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Hedvig Eleonora Kyrka is located close to the ?stermalmhallen at the crossing of Storgatan and ?stermalmstorg. For me this church means 'light' and the light that streams into the church is the thing that will strike you at once. The church feels a bit unusual because of it's round shape, but I guess that also makes that a lot of light comes in.

    The church is open daily between 11.00 and 18.00

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    • Architecture
    • Photography
    • Historical Travel

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