Klara Church

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Klara kyrka
Klara kyrka february 2013 01.jpg
Klara Church
Basic information
Location Stockholm, Sweden
Geographic coordinates 59°19′52″N 18°03′42″E / 59.33111°N 18.06167°E / 59.33111; 18.06167
Affiliation Church of Sweden
Rite Lutheran
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Parish church

The Church of Saint Clare or Klara Church (Swedish: Klara kyrka) is a church in central Stockholm.

The Church of Saint Clare is located on Klara Västra Kyrkogata in the Klara area in lower Norrmalm. The Klara area (also known in Swedish as Klarakvarteren) takes its name from the church. This name has become synonymous with the old city that once occupied lower Norrmalm.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Interior of the church
Church's sanctuary

The Convent and Church of St. Clare was founded on the site in 1280s. In 1527, Gustav Vasa, King of Sweden, had the church and convent torn down. Construction of the current church started in 1572 under Johan III.

The graveyard which is almost surrounded now by modern buildings was started in the 17th century.

The church tower was built as part of restoration work in the 1880s and is 116 metres (381 ft) tall.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hall, Thomas (2008). Stockholm: The Making of a Metropolis. Routledge. p. 207

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Coordinates: 59°19′52″N 18°03′42″E / 59.33111°N 18.06167°E / 59.33111; 18.06167