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The Cathedral dates from the 13th century, especially the tree cut Altar fronts are very worth seeing. Also the Coffin containing the old King, Erik XIV, is interesting. May be he was murdered by eating poisioned pea soup?
Date of experience: June 2018
mhg, Kundansvarig at Vasteras Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018
Thank you for the review!
And take it easy with the pea soup...
A lovely cathedral steeped in history from its Lutherian origin. Helpful guides inside. The alter piece is a set of lovely carved and painted plates which will depict different scenes through the ecclesiastical year. There is also an interesting museum of the Reformation and how...More
The cathedral was very nice. There were a lot of building works happening around, but it was still open. A toilet is located outside which is free of charge. Lot of events happening at the Cathedral. Worth stopping by when in Vastras.
Construction assured that we would walk all the way around the cathedral and adjacent streets. When we got in, it was architecturally and artistically beautiful. It was a special place as it was where my wife's grandfather and his family worshiped, and with a history...More
Västerås Cathedral was inaugurated in 1271 and is located in Kyrkbacken, which is the old area of Västerås. Due to numerous fires throughout the centuries, the Cathedral has undergone many modifications. The tower was erected around 1420, with the addition of the steeple in 1691,...More
Which means there’s very little else to do so why not check out the cathedral. It has some relics and history but does not compete well with other cathedrals you might see elsewhere in Europe. Worth a stop if you have nothing else planned.
I have visited a number of times. There is a very interesting historical display, with excellent English text. It piques ones interest to check out Google for more information. I have attended a number of the organ recitals that are held on Saturdays at lunch...More
If churches are your thing, this one is worth the visit. It is quite unique and in a great location (right in the center of the city). Also, the surrounding area is gorgeous making a lovely little stroll in the area.