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Architecture to the Glory of God: "Habo Church" 18th Century Wooden Cathedral

Take a Tour Through Ancient Swedish Architecture in Habo Church, an 18th Century Wooden Cathedral


"In this video we're taking you on a tour through Habo Church, one of the coolest churches in Sweden constructed from wood in the 18th century. The exterior is really not that special, but the interior is truly magnificent! All surfaces were painted in the 1740's by the two artists Johan Christian Peterson and Johan Kinnerus. In the church you can also find some interesting inventories like a medieval baptismal font created in the transition between Paganism and Christianity as well as a collection of ancient wooden sculptures. Hope you enjoy it!" from video introduction


Habo Church (Swedish: Habo kyrka) is a wooden church building near Habo in Sweden. It was built in 1680 and received its present appearance in 1723.

The church belongs to Habo Parish of the Church of Sweden.

"The Church of Sweden (Svenska kyrkan) is Evangelical Lutheran and has its secretariat in Uppsala, a city that has been the centre of the Swedish church since the Middle Ages. The Church of Sweden has been separated from the state since 2000, which means that Sweden no longer has an official state church. While most countries in the world have no official religion, Sweden is in fact the only Nordic country without a state church, as Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland have all retained theirs.

Around 53 per cent of the Swedish population are members of the Church of Sweden. Record numbers of Swedes have left the church over the last couple of decades, and a continued decline in membership is predicted as young Swedes fail to take the place of older members. Surveys also indicate that a declining number of Swedes attend any religious services regularly.." from the article: Religion in Sweden


Habo Church 360

For a 360 degree video tour of the Habo Church click this link.







































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