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Posted on 26 March 2012

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Skattkammaren, Uppsala domkyrka


 

The Cathedral and treasury (Skattkammaren, Uppsala domkyrka)

In 1260 construction began on the Cathedral, and was completed in 1435.

In 1702 the Cathedral was badly damaged by fire.
After the first reconstruction of the high towers were replaced with small, dome and rebuilt in baroque style.
In the years 1885-1893 was the second restoration, after which the building has become a strong Gothic.

Is the tallest cathedral in Northern Europe, and the largest cathedral in Scandinavia. The height of 118.7 meters of the cathedral.

Cathedral dedicated to the saint: Saint Lawrence, Saint Eric and St. Olaf.

The building is located in the center of Uppsala.

It's - the oldest church in Sweden, used for coronations and Archbishop Temple, he also serves as the parish church.

The main shrine of the temple - the golden tomb of St. Eric. Here are buried many of the Swedish kings and famous historical figures, among them - Gustav Vasa, Johan II, Carl Linnaeus, Nathan Emanuel Swedenborg, and Sederblom.

In the North Tower is a museum. You can see the rich collection of medieval clothing and excellent chair of carved wood.
The walls are covered with paintings - 13,000 square meters of mural paintings.
In the southern portal you can see the stone figures of the 14th century and earlier.

In Uppsala Cathedral is the worship and concerts.

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