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The Uppsala Domkyrka

The Domkyrka (Cathedral) of Uppsala is the largest cathedral in all of Scandinavia. The twin-spired, rose-hued Gothic structure stands nearly 400 feet tall. It houses the relics of St. Erik, several notable tombs.

Begun in 1287, Uppsala Cathedral replaced a smaller cathedral in Gamla Uppsala. Intended to upstage the colossal Nidaros Cathedral in Norway, it took over a century to complete. Uppsala Cathedral was dedicated to the saints Lawrence, Erik (patron saint of Sweden), and Olaf (patron saint of Norway). The cathedral was consecrated in 1435. with some construction still continuing afterwards. The twin spires are late 19th-century additions.
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The Domkyrka
The Domkyrka
The twin spires from my hotel room
The twin spires from my hotel room
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DSC_7468.jpg
Candelabra - Entrance Uppsala Domkyrka
Candelabra - Entrance Uppsala Domkyrka
The first view of the Nave on entering
The first view of the Nave on entering
Side meditation alcove - Uppsala Domkyrka
Side meditation alcove - Uppsala Domkyrka
Uppsala Domkyrke
Uppsala Domkyrke
Choir organ - Uppsala Domyrka
Choir organ - Uppsala Domyrka
Central vault at the transept - Uppsala Domkyrka
Central vault at the transept - Uppsala Domkyrka
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DSF_5975.jpg
Pulpit top - Uppsala Domkyrka
Pulpit top - Uppsala Domkyrka
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DSF_5993.jpg
The central aisle - Domkyrka
The central aisle - Domkyrka
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DSF_6071_2.jpg
Alcove fresco
Alcove fresco
The new high altar
The new high altar
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