Heliga Trefaldighets kyrka

The oldest church in Gävle has an 11th-century rune stone inside, as well as incredible woodcrafted decoration – the work of German artisan Ewardt Friis. The tower, completed in 1781, leans by about half a metre. The church is one of only a few buildings north of the Gävle river that escaped the devastating 1869 fire.

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