7 Sights in Visby, Sweden (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Visby, Sweden. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 7 sights are available in Visby, Sweden.

Sightseeing Tours in Visby

1. Sankta Maria domkyrka

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Visby Cathedral, formally Visby Saint Mary's Cathedral, is a cathedral within the Church of Sweden, seat of the Bishop of Visby. It lies in the centre of Visby, the main town on the Swedish island Gotland. It was built as the church of the German traders in the city during the 13th century. The very first church was probably a wooden church, which was later replaced by a stone building. Originally built as a basilica, it was successively expanded and rebuilt during the Middle Ages. At the end of this period it had been transformed to a hall church, which it still is. In 1361, Gotland and the church became part of Denmark. Following the Reformation, it was the only medieval church in the city left in use, and in 1572 raised to the status of cathedral. Since 1645 Gotland and the cathedral have been part of Sweden. A major renovation was carried out in 1899–1903 under the guidance of architect Axel Haig.

Wikipedia: Visby Cathedral (EN)

2. Gotland art museum

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Gotlands Art Museum is an art museum at Sankt Hansgatan in Visby. The Gotland Art Museum was opened in 1988 with Jan Brunius as director of Gotland’s first folk school building from 1847. The museum is part of the Gotland Museum. The museum’s own art collection consists mainly of painting and crafts related to Gotland from the early 19th century to the present.

Wikipedia: Gotlands konstmuseum (SV)

3. DBW's Botanical Garden

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Visby Botanical Garden, the Society The Garden of the Bathing Friends, is a botanical garden near the sea and the promenade in Visby. The garden was laid out in 1855 by the non-profit men's society Sällskapet DBW, at the suggestion of Master Hans Petter Gustavsson. In the early 1930s, the garden was thoroughly renovated and it was given its current design.

Wikipedia: Visby botaniska trädgård (SV), Website

4. Drottens kyrkoruin

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Drotten's church ruin is the usual name of the ruins after St. Trinitatis or the Trinity Church in Visby diocese on Gotland. The word Drott is mentioned in the Gutala Act, where it is mentioned as the owner of a slave, but in other contexts it usually means prince or king. Queen's wife was called Queen. The sometimes occurring St. Drotten is thus incorrect.

Wikipedia: Drottens kyrkoruin, Visby (SV)

5. Sankta Katarina ruin

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Sankta Katarina ruin

Sankta Katarina(s) church ruin, also called Sankta Karin(s) church ruin, is a church building (ruin) in Visby diocese. It was originally built by the Franciscan Order of the Visby Convention, founded in 1233. S:ta Katarina had many patron saints: St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. Maria Magdalena, St. Francis, St. Ludvig, S:ta Klara and St. Antonius.

Wikipedia: Sankta Katarina kyrkoruin, Visby (SV)

6. Sankt Nicolai kyrkoruin

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The ruins of St. Nicolai Church are a ruin in Visby, Sweden. The church has had several different stages of construction, and the first church on the site was built around 1215–1220 and was named after the patron saint of seafarers, St. Nicholas.

Wikipedia: Sankt Nicolai kyrkoruin, Visby (SV)

7. Sankt Hans och Sankt Pers kyrkoruiner

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St Hans and S:t Per are two unified church ruins in Visby, Gotland. The now standing churches were erected in the 13th century and were consecrated to the evangelist John and the Apostle Peter respectively.

Wikipedia: Sankt Hans och Sankt Pers kyrkoruiner (SV)


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