It is the oldest church in the Old Town of Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. It is an important example of Swedish brick Gothic architecture. The cathedral has the coat of arms of the royal knights and a famous wooden sculpture of Saint George slaying the dragon. The biggest wood carving,
Gothic church, an incredible architectural richness
Stockholm's beautiful medieval Cathedral dates from 1279, is a jewel of Gamla Stan. After 1527 is has been a Lutheran church, before that it was Catholic. The Cathedral is situated next to the Royal Palace. Don't miss the dramatic wooden statue of Saint George and the Dragon dating from 1489.
Amazing, the sculpture of Saint George is wonderful!
Storkyrkan or the Church of St. Nicholas or the Stockholm Cathedral is the Brick Gothic style structure in Gamla Stan, in the center of Stockholm. Said to be have been built by the founding father of Stockholm, Birger Jarl, the church served the Roman Catholic community until 1527, when it became a Lutheran place of worship, though it remains under the governance of the Archdiocese of Stockholm to this day. Storkyrkan has been the preferred site for many ceremonies and celebrations within Sweden, including royal weddings, state funerals and coronations. The most famous feature of the church is the large statue of St. George and the Dragon, which was carved in the 15th century.