The Lund Cathedral
about one hour
admission free The construction of the Lund Cathedral began in 1081, initiated by the danish king Canute the Holy. The first part was the crypt, and the main altar was inaugurated the 30th of June 1123. So, the Cathedral will tun 900 years old in 2023! The whole Cathedral was inaugurated the 1 September 1145. Today, the cathedral is the most visited church in Sweden, about 700 000 visitors per year experience the magnificent old building.
The colour, which looks like dirt, stem from the sandstone containing iron. The iron in the stone oxidise, i.e., rust. So, the Cathedral is not being dirty from air pollutions, as you can hear sometimes.
|The north transept, also called the baptism-chapel, where you will find the Archbishop Anders Sunesen's coffin.||The south transept, called the seven-branched candelabrum chapel.|
|The crypt with its main altar at the back behind the coffin.|
|The main altar in the crypt.||This figure in the crypt is called the giant Finn. The story tells that he was the one building the Cathedral.|
|The well in the crypt.||In this coffin the archbishop Birger Gunnarsson rests since his dead 1519.|