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

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.

List of cities in SwedenSightseeing 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. Sankt Hans och Sankt Pers kyrkoruiner

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S:t Hans and S:t Per are two built-together church ruins in Visby, Gotland. The now standing churches were built in the 1200s and were consecrated to the evangelist John and the apostle Peter, respectively. The oldest St. Hans was probably the first stone church built on Gotland, on the site of the former pagan viet (sacrificial site). This has happened around 1060, when Christians outmaneuvered and expelled the Old Believers and it is not unlikely that the church was preceded by a pagan temple.

Wikipedia: Sankt Hans och Sankt Pers kyrkoruiner (SV)

3. DBW's Botanical Garden

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Visby botanical garden, the company The bathing Wännas garden, is a botanical garden near the sea and the promenade in Visby. The garden was built in 1855 by the public utility company Society DBW., On the suggestion of Master Hans Petter Gustavsson. In the early 1930s, a comprehensive renovation of the garden was done and it was then given its current design.

Wikipedia: Visby botaniska trädgård (SV), Website

4. Gotland art museum

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Gotland Art Museum is an art museum on Sankt Hansgatan in Visby, Sweden. Gotland Art Museum was opened in 1988 with Jan Brunius as director of Gotland's first elementary school building from 1847. The museum is part of gotlands museum. The museum's own art collection consists mainly of paintings and crafts related to Gotland from the early 1800s to the present.

Wikipedia: Gotlands konstmuseum (SV)

5. Sankta Katarina ruin

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Sankta Katarina ruin

Saint Catherine(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 which was founded in 1233. St. Catherine had many patron saints: St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Francis, St. Louis, St. Clear, and St. Antony.

Wikipedia: Sankta Katarina kyrkoruin, Visby (SV)

6. Drottens kyrkoruin

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Drotten's church ruin is the common name for the ruins of St. Trinitatis or Trefaldighetskyrkani in Visby diocese on Gotland. The word drott is mentioned in the Guta law, where it is mentioned as the owner of a thrall, but in other contexts it usually means prince or king. Drotten's wife was called queen. The occasional St. Drotten is thus incorrect.

Wikipedia: Drottens kyrkoruin, Visby (SV)

7. Sankt Nicolai kyrkoruin

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The church of Sang Knikolai Church is a sage building (ruins) in a sage pin. The church had several different stages of construction, with the first being built between 1215 and 1220 and named after Saint Nicholas of the Sea Guardian.

Wikipedia: Sankt Nicolai kyrkoruin, Visby (SV)


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