Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Church of Adolf Fredrik, Stockholm

Formally, there was a wooden chapel on the exact site were we find the Church of Adolf Fredrik. The current church was built between 1768 and 1774. It takes its name after King Adolf Fredrik, who laid the foundation stone. The church is in the shape of a Greek cross with extended arms to the east and the west. It was built in the spirit of neo-classicism with elements of the rococo.

The church is located in the middle of a graveyard. Among the many graves both old and new, there are several which usually attract attention. These include the graves of Prime Ministers Hjalmar Branting and Olof Palme, and those of the actors Anders de Wahl and Thor Modeen. 

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