The churches in Sweden are relatively ordinary, but the appearance of this cathedral in Linkoping still looks rather grand. The leaves around the church turn yellow in autumn, which makes this ancient building look good.
Linköping Cathedral is said to be the first church in Sweden. It was built in the 12th century and the current building is in the 19th century. The cathedral is 110 meters long and the tower is 107 meters high. It is the best-preserved medieval cathedral in Sweden. Built in the 12th century, its predecessor was a small cross-shaped church. About a century later, it was decided to rebuild and expand. In the 1330s, this huge reconstruction project started. At first the old church was kept for daily sacrifices. It was demolished and incorporated into the reconstruction of the church. The reconstruction project lasted 300 years and was completed in 1885-86. There are exquisite stone statues and the statue of Santa Maria in the closed Gothic arcade of the church. Her gorgeous flower cloak protrudes from one side window and floats over the tourists' heads, giving people a surprise. There are many other sceneries waiting for you to discover.
It is considered to be a very tall building in the local area. The pointed tower is very tall and eye-catching. There are several statues and sculptures of the goddess.
Linkoping Cathedral is very worth visiting. This is a landmark building. It is very tall and has a short internal opening time. Be prepared.
The cathedral is the tallest building in town, symbolizing the supremacy of the church