Sankt Petri Kyrka

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Sankt Petri Kyrka information

Location
Malmö , Sweden
Address
Göran Olsgatan
Opening hours
10am-6pm
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This red-brick Gothic beast is Malmö’s oldest church, built in the early 14th century. Protestant zealots whitewashed the medieval frescoes in 1555, but the original wall paintings in the Krämarekapellet (inside at the rear of Sankt Petri Kyrka) have been successfully restored. There’s a magnificent altarpiece dating from 1611 and a votive ship in the south aisle, dedicated to all who died at sea in WWII. Much of the church has been rebuilt; the 96m tower went up in 1890.