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Lovely Medieval frescoes in Sankt Petri

Sankt Petri Kyrka is tucked away at the back of Stortorget, on Goran Olsgatan. It's a red-brick church, originally built in 1319 and its bulk does rather loom over the narrow streets below.

Inside it is light and airy, with a high roof and plain walls. The walls were first whitewashed in 1553, covering the frescoes ad other decorations on its original walls...that was the way of things.

Luckily, the Kramare Chapel, but in the late 1400s as an addition to the original church, was walled-off at the time of the Reformation so its frescoes were not over-painted. And it is this small chapel which still has the most lovely and intricate wall-paintings on display, although you can only view them from the chapel steps.

It would be worth visiting the church even without the chapel, for there are some interesting bits & pieces inside, including an intricate wooden pulpit from the 1600s, some pretty ancient chests and a rather nice memorial to one Hans Svenson who appears to have produced quite a lot of children!

Look closely as you walk around the church interior and you may spot the stone slab with superb belemnite fossils.

The church is open from 1000 to 1800 every day.

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Oct 18, 2014

St. Peter's Church

Greeting you as you enter the city from the train station is the imposing St. Peter's Church (Sankt Petri kyrka). It's the oldest building in Malmo, and an example of Baltic Brick Gothic from the 14th century.

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Jan 09, 2012

Sankt Petri Kyrka, Malmö - St. Peter's Church

Sankt Petri Kyrka (St. Peter's Church) is a church in Malmö in the diocese of Lund. It was built as a basilica with three aisles and transepts. The present church is actually devoted to two saints, St. Peter and St. Paul, Ecclesia beatorum Petri et Pauli apostolorum.

More information though in Swedish under http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sankt_Petri_kyrka,_Malm6#Kyrkans_senare_historia.

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Jul 01, 2011

St Petri Kyrka - St Peter's Church

After nosing aroung in Stortorget , we walked to the back of Rådhuset and found a 14th century Gothic church, St Petri Kyrka ( despite sounding a mouthful , it only means St Peter's church ). Though it looks dark and foreboding on the outside, it's all white and airy inside, a fine testimony to simple Swedish architecture. Perhaps the most ornate thing over there was the splendid 15-meter-tall, 17th century altar...

The church is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 6pm, Saturday from 9am to 6pm, and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Admission is free.

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Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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Stained Glass in St Peter's Church

Other than the lofty ceilings and ornate 15m altar, see if you can spot St Peter (whom the church is named after) in stained glass. He can be identified by the image of his martyredom on an upside down cross*. Click open the picture and you see the cruxifiction beneath the image of St Peter.

The church is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 6pm, Saturday from 9am to 6pm, and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Admission is free.

*St Peter ( Jesus' disciple and first Pope of the Catholic Church) asked to be hung upside down on the cross since he felt unworthy to die like Christ.

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Apr 04, 2011

Lighting a Candle in St Petri

Before I left the oldest Gothic church in Sweden, I said my prayers, lit a votive candle and prayed that I could find Frosunda, the place where I was suppose to attend a wedding ( whereever that was ). It was interesting to note that the metal candle holder in St Petri was in the shape of a globe.

The church is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 6pm, Saturday from 9am to 6pm, and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Admission is free.

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Apr 04, 2011

St Peter's Church, Malmö

I called in during a brief visit to the city - travelling from Copenhagen to Ystad and then back; stopping off in Malmo each way. During the visit I called into the church, when there was in fact a christening taking place - it was held in a side chapel and the family and friends all looked so happy to be there.

The church was founded at the start of the 14th Century, the exact date is unknown, but there is a mention of the church as far back as 1346. It highlights that it was already consecrated at this time. Although called St Peters - it is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul!

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Mar 11, 2009

St. Peter's Church

St Peters is the oldest building in Malmö -- was built in the early to mid 1300s. The black limestone and sandstone pulpit was given to the church in 1599, and it is decorated with the story of Christ. The huge altar at the front of the church was completed in 1611. In the early years, the church floor was entirely covered in gravestones. Most have been removed, but take note of some of the remaining ones from the 1500s.

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St Petri Church

Malmö's oldest building still in use and a great medieval church building. Unfortunately, it is surrounded by modern buildings today and the area hasn't been properly excavated before roadworks have started throughout times but the church itself is splendid. If you are in the slightest interested in art, you have to see its famous altar piece (see third pic) and the almost equally famous astronomical clock.

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Oct 18, 2006

Sankt Petri kyrka

Saint Peter's is a characteristic 14th century Baltic Gothic-style church, and is the oldest building in Malmö. The pulpit, baptismal font and retable are all Renaissance works; the altarpiece from 1611 is magnificent. But the best part of the church for me was the Tradesmen's chapel (Kramarkapellet), with it's glorious wall-paintings from the 1400's. On one side is a Dance of Death, interspersed with saints, demons and greenery. On the other (my second photo) is a scene of wine-pressing. I spent ages in this chapel!

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May 02, 2006

Malmo - Inside St. Peters

I walked through St. Petri's and was admiring the craftsmanship and beauty of its interior when suddenly the huge pipe organ started to play filling the chapel with loud beautiful music. Then I heard voice singing. There was some type of choir rehearsal going on while I was touring the chapel. The music and the singing added the perfect compliment to my tour.

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May 06, 2005

Malmo - St. Petri's (St. Peters)

One of the oldest buildings in Malmo is St. Petri's Cathedral. It is located about one half a block behind the City Hall. You can see its spire from the village square. It is a beautiful little church. It was built in the 14th century in a Baltic Gothic Style.

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