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Charming and interesting

A really nice and charming ruin. Beautiful location next to the mountain Omberg. Nice photo... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Odeshog, Sweden
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This place smells like history.

The twelfth century abbey is a beauty and definitely worth a visit. I've been there two times... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Aleksis L
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27 Aug 2018
“Charming and interesting”
8 Apr 2018
“Monasteryruins from the catholic era”
Alvastra, Odeshog 599 31, Sweden
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

A really nice and charming ruin. Beautiful location next to the mountain Omberg. Nice photo opportunities.

Thank 939fredrik_
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

A bit unkempt, still you will get the feel of what this was like some 1500 years ago. One of the great clans and kings of Sweden livedint the area, Sverker, and 2 of the are buried in the monastery. It sits nicely on the...More

Thank Hampm57
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The twelfth century abbey is a beauty and definitely worth a visit. I've been there two times already and both times there were couples taking their wedding pictures. I'd say that's because this place seems like a rare gem. And it really is, considering its...More

Thank Aleksis L
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Probably one of the coolest compounds I've seen in person. There's enough left to envision what it used to look like. It's very old and has a long history. The giant Hall where the iconic church window was is unreal to stand in. If you're...More

Thank Cory W
Reviewed 26 June 2016

This is a beautiful place to visit, especially during the summer if the weather is good. a well preserved and impressive construction with a lot of information for those savvy for information. If you travel with kids this location have plenty of space for them...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2016

You get to walk around in the ruins and explore the site on your own. Nicely kept and a great location very near Omberg, Rökstenen and Tåkern.

Thank AnnaH2468
Reviewed 13 December 2015

This Cloister ruin was not far from our hotel so we cycled there the next day. It was extremely interesting but I would have liked a little more information. There was a guided tour going on while we were there so we listened to this...More

Thank SandraN49
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Not far from Rokstenen. The ruins of the church are from around 1123. it appears to be in a farmers field but it is not. clean bathrooms. Beautiful!! would be a great place to take family or wedding photos

Thank BinMcKin
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Walk around on yur own and study the information or join a tour. Amzing how these guys were living around 1100. Pond with fishes put there on purpose, lavatory, 'showers', hostital, gardening,

Thank Kenneth S
Reviewed 21 November 2013

This is another great spot to visit when in Ostragotaland. The ruin will present you with opportunity of nice pictures to bring home. Though very beautiful to see, I doubt there would be sense to make special trip to Alvastra unless you are going by.

Thank acorna
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