Gräsgårds Kyrka 2015
Gräsgårds Kyrka 2015 | Photo: Bernt Fransson (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Gräsgårds Kyrka

Historical church in Gräsgård

Gräsgårds Kyrka originally dates from the Middle Ages and is the church of the old village Gräsgård in the southeast of the island of Öland, about 12 kilometers southeast of Degerhamn.

After extensive restorations and reconstruction work in the 19th century, the Gräsgårds Kyrka got today's neo-gothic appearance. Only the lower two-thirds of the church tower as well as the eastern wall of the altar room of the medieval building structure are left.

The design of the interior of the church does not correspond entirely to the style of the 19th century. Altarpiece, baptismal font and pulpit are from that time, but the church benches were exchanged in the middle of the 1950s and the neo-gothic wall paintings were removed step by step. Today's color scheme, in particular the light-blue vault of the church ceiling, is a result of the renovation in 1980/81.

Gräsgård 106
380 65 Degerhamn (Gräsgård)
56°18′34.3″N 16°30′28.8″E

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