Medieval church in Röddinge
Röddinge Kyrka was built in the late 12th or early 13th century. The church is located in the small village of Röddinge in the southeast of the municipality of Sjöbo Kommun, about 10 kilometres from both the towns of Sjöbo and Tomelilla.
In the beginning, the church consisted only of the nave and a semicircular apse. The distinctive steeple was added in the 15th century and the cross arms were not even built until 1877. On December 27, 1928, a fire broke out in the Röddinge Kyrka and damaged large parts of the church, with the exception of the tower. Reconstruction work restored the church more to its medieval appearance, which it has retained to this day.
The fire destroyed large parts of the interior, but ceiling paintings were also uncovered. In the vaulted ceiling of the church you can marvel at the frescoes from the 15th century. But also from the outside, Röddinge Kyrka is a beautiful motif with medieval flair due to its location on a hill.