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“A must!”

Vadstena Klosterkyrka
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Vadstena
Certificate of Excellence
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A must!”
Reviewed 9 May 2013

This is an old church - 14C. It is said saint Brigitte didn't like its location and turned it around herself - the holes her fingers left are to be seen. She is also buried in the church and is the only real Saint Sweden has.

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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
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Tokyo
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Ancient history at your feet”
Reviewed 15 July 2012

We were staying with Swedish friends in the area and they took us to the charming little village of Vadstena for the afternoon. The church is the major attraction and draws pilgrims and tourists from all over the world. The info. center inside will tell you about the historic importance. We were surprised to see ancient crypts underfoot, worn by centuries of feet passing over. In one sense, they should be preserved, but I think the understanding is that the church is still used and enjoyed by many people, just as it always has been, so they don't want to cordon things off and turn it into a museum.

Visited July 2012
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Rye, NY
Level 6 Contributor
260 reviews
191 attraction reviews
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“Important Site”
Reviewed 29 May 2012

The church and surrounding area are important for understanding local history. Although much of the cloister and monastery grounds are in ruins, the signage (in English as well as Other languages) provides a good sense of religious life. The church is also worth seeing for its art and relics as well as design.

Visited May 2012
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Jonkoping, Sweden
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A must in Vadstena”
Reviewed 29 December 2011

This is a must to visit while in Vadstena. A lot of the towns history centered around it and the castle.
From time to time there are also very good performences in it.

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