Skara Cathedral

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Skara Cathedral
Coordinates: 58°23′11″N 13°26′21″E / 58.38639°N 13.43917°E / 58.38639; 13.43917
Location Skara
Country Sweden
Denomination Church of Sweden
Diocese Diocese of Skara
Bishop(s) Åke Bonnier

Skara Cathedral (Swedish: Skara domkyrka) is a church in the Swedish town of Skara. The cathedral is the seat for the bishop of the Church of Sweden Diocese of Skara.

Its history is traced from the 11th century, but its current appearance is from the 13th century, the church has a medieval crypt that was found in 1949 after having been buried under stones since the 13th century. A grave, containing a skeleton, was found in the crypt, which is within the oldest (11th century) part of the cathedral.

The church is 65 metres (213 ft) long and the towers reach a height of 63 metres (207 ft).[1]



  1. ^ "Skara Domkyrka", as below