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Kalmar Cathedral

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Address: Stortorget, Kalmar, Sweden
Phone Number:
+46 480 123 00

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A nice historic cathedral

We enjoyed our visit to the Kalmar Cathedral. This cathedral is still active and enjoyable to visit.

Reviewed 27 October 2016
French S
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Kalmar, Sweden
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Very beatiful inside and not like other Swedish churches, more European styled and impressive! Def worth a visit when in Kalmar!

Thank Mabh
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Not so much to see. Normal plain Scandinavian church. Guite dull. But if your in to churches you should visit this one too.

Thank jarode
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752 reviews
230 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We enjoyed our visit to the Kalmar Cathedral. This cathedral is still active and enjoyable to visit.

Thank French S
Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 September 2016

An interesting place to visit.It has been renovatied just a few years ago.You can just walk in and take a look.

Thank bss918
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This is an architectural masterpiece by the same architect, Tessin, who designed the Royal Palace complex in Stockholm (I think--at least he did the Cathedral next to the Royal Palace). It is a Baroque building like many in Europe, unique because the interior is mostly white. This makes it light and airy. There are frequent concerts, and a daily noontime... More 

1 Thank tallpinesCO
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

So different from the gothic architecture found around Europe, in the city of Kalmar in the island of Kvarnholmen, we can find a great example of barroque that was expanding in Sweden. Built around 1660, is the only cathedral in Sweden that does not have a bishop. For me, the size of the construction was impressive. Only the fact that... More 

Thank Asocarras
Palatine, Illinois
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Besides the ornate decorations, this church provided a clarinetist who also sang beautifully. The organ gave me chills, it was so full and beautiful. Everything was done in Swedish, but there was a bulletin that had the English translation.

Thank ArtlovingPoet
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

A beautiful Baroque Cathedral built in the early 1700's. We attended an organ recital which was magnificent. Guides were available to show us around. Our grandchildren had been baptised here which made it more special for us. A very beautiful contemplative place in the heart of the city.

1 Thank Rosemary L
Kristiansand, Norway
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Don't leave a visit here out if you are in Kalmar. You can visit the cathedral during a service, or not. Thanks to excellent information from employee Johanne when I was there, I will rate this place 5 stars.

Thank KongHans1
Boliden, Sweden
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1,024 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

One of the landmarks in Kalmar. Impressive architecture and size, considering the small city of Kalmar.

Thank Ana L

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