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Vasteras Cathedral

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A Cathedral you must see

The Cathedral dates from the 13th century, especially the tree cut Altar fronts are very worth... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
torsten4411
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Vasteras, Sweden
Lovely and historic

A lovely cathedral steeped in history from its Lutherian origin. Helpful guides inside. The alter... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
pjandd300
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Lysekil, Sweden
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Its a beautiful cathedral, however if you aren't religious or anything then you aren't missing out on much. The people are very friendly and are eager to answer your questions.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Sabrenaek
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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
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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...

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank pjandd300
Reviewed 29 July 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HellyWelly93
Reviewed 4 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank KTGP
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 10 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TriciaAnnW
Reviewed 8 November 2017

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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank slmoore32
Reviewed 3 November 2017

It is built in the Scandinavian Brick Gothic style and is a marvellous place to visit. My granddaughter often sings here with her school. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Swiftwings
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