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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
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.
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
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
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.
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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
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
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