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As far as ruins go a good one

We visited the main square where there are lots of restaurants and it is dominated by these... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
roy v
Traralgon, Australia

The largest of all the church runs in Visby. Just walk by the City Wall, look, and you will see the... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

We visited the main square where there are lots of restaurants and it is dominated by these magnificent ruins. One looks at them and thinks this must have been a grand place in it’s day and wonders why it was left to decline all those...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank roy v
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

They were the ones who could write and read and helped people learn. They went barefoot around town in the 13 th century. Just ruins now but an interesting history.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

The largest of all the church runs in Visby. Just walk by the City Wall, look, and you will see the towering ruins. We were amazed. Must have been very grand and adored in its heydays. We appreciated the architecture.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

If you enter the city from the mountain side you look down on Visby and as many things will stand out, the ruin of this cathedral is one you'll spot immediately. It is surrounded by shops and restaurants, passersby coming off of the ferries etc....More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Despite its huge proportions this was a Church rather than a Cathedral, but as a Franciscan foundation it had to be on a large scale. Apparently it was never entirely completed before they ran out of money, and it was abandoned during the Reformation period....More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Frank S
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I love old ancient buildings. St Karin's is one such an amazing ruin of a cathedral. There is a small square beside it where an open market opens everyday. There are lots of cafes and restaurants there as well. Don't miss this

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

very beautiful ruins right by the town square in visby. easy acess and free of charge. gothic style cathedral.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank mariea969
Reviewed 7 January 2016

St. Catherine's Cathedral was an absolutely gorgeous stop on our visit in Visby. It was one of the first places we went, and the atmosphere is breathtaking. It feels magical, with the plants growing over the palpable history. Really worth taking a few minutes to...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Kent B
Reviewed 18 June 2015

This church ruin gives character to the main square in the town. Being one of 11 ruins insied the walls, this is the one that occupies the main tourist area, thus being the one you are most likely to see. Free entrance to go in...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank dgjohansson
Reviewed 1 August 2014

St Karin - or St Katherine's church was the first Franciscan monastery founded in Sweden. The ruins, dating back to 1233 dominate the Stora Torget - Visby's central square. It is free to enter and its most notable feature is the arcade of soaring arches...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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