Alvastra Abbey

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Alvastra Monastery
Alvastra-ruins-Sweden.jpg
Ruins of the monastery.
Alvastra Abbey is located in Östergötland
Alvastra Abbey
Location within Östergötland
Monastery information
Order Cistercians
Established 1143[1]
Site
Location Alvastra, Östergötland County, Sweden
Coordinates 58°17′48″N 14°39′31″E / 58.29667°N 14.65861°E / 58.29667; 14.65861Coordinates: 58°17′48″N 14°39′31″E / 58.29667°N 14.65861°E / 58.29667; 14.65861

Alvastra Abbey was a Cistercian monastery located at Alvastra in Östergötland, Sweden. It was founded in the first half of the 12th century by a donation of land from King Sverker I of Sweden to the Cistercian Order. It was dissolved and appropriated by the Crown at the time of the Protestant Reformation in accordance with the Reduction of Gustav I of Sweden.

Alvastra as it looked in Suecia antiqua et hodierna, around 1700

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alvastra Monastery". Swedish National Heritage Board. Retrieved 1 September 2011.