Vreta klosters kyrka
Vreta klosters kyrka

Vreta klosters kyrka

The church is one of our country’s most interesting medieval buildings and was erected by the Stenkilska dynasty as a royal church in the early 12th century.

It has three naves, with a substantial tower on the west side and several crypts along the south side. At the beginning of the 1100s King Inge the elder and his wife Helena donated the land by Vreta for a cloister, the first in Sweden.  

King Johan III commissioned the mausoleum at the end of the 1500s. The cloister was first dissolved when the last nuns died in the 1580s. Today the cloister church is surrounded by ruins of the cloister buildings and the cloister house, and what was the nun’s grain store and has now been renovated and is included in a part of the church village visitor centre.  

Guided tours are conducted by the association Cloister Life in Vreta.

Contact: info@vretaklosterförening.se During summer months there is a guide on site.  

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578 94 Berg