We enjoyed our visit to the Kalmar Cathedral. This cathedral is still active and enjoyable to visit.
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This is an architectural masterpiece by the same architect, Tessin, who designed the Royal Palace complex in Stockholm (I think--at least he did the Cathedral next to the Royal Palace). It is a Baroque building like many in Europe, unique because the interior is mostly white. This makes it light and airy. There are frequent concerts, and a daily noontime... More
So different from the gothic architecture found around Europe, in the city of Kalmar in the island of Kvarnholmen, we can find a great example of barroque that was expanding in Sweden. Built around 1660, is the only cathedral in Sweden that does not have a bishop. For me, the size of the construction was impressive. Only the fact that... More
Besides the ornate decorations, this church provided a clarinetist who also sang beautifully. The organ gave me chills, it was so full and beautiful. Everything was done in Swedish, but there was a bulletin that had the English translation.
A beautiful Baroque Cathedral built in the early 1700's. We attended an organ recital which was magnificent. Guides were available to show us around. Our grandchildren had been baptised here which made it more special for us. A very beautiful contemplative place in the heart of the city.
Don't leave a visit here out if you are in Kalmar. You can visit the cathedral during a service, or not. Thanks to excellent information from employee Johanne when I was there, I will rate this place 5 stars.