There is a beautiful Romanesque and unusual round church at Munsö, outside Stockholm, Sweden. It was built in the late 12th century and has also served defense purposes. We did a roadtrip there recently.

Munsö Church,  Stockholm, Sweden, Copyright

This medieval church architecture is said to come from a holy church in Jerusalem and even from Charlemagne’s (Charles The Great’s) Palace Chapel in Aachen.

Sweden has thousands of churches, but only 13 of them has been round churches, making them quite unique and interesting.

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12 Comments on “Romanesque Round Church – Munso, Sweden”

    Maribeth said:

    That is a beautiful church!

    Gattina said:

    That’s such a cute little church with its read hat ! Nothing to do with the “monster” in Aachen, lol !

    Vagabonde said:

    That church is very pretty and so neat looking – it looks more like a painting, coming from someone’s imagination, than a real church. Your Swedish witch is certainly happy looking – she is not very scary.

    Puss in Boots said:

    What a gorgeous little church. Do the witches go to church…lol!

    claudie said:

    This is a beautiful church. And you captured it so well!
    We are so happy today with Pierre since his compagny accepted to give him the dates he needs for the summer holiday and the gathering in Oslo! :grin:


    Good news! Oh, that is making us so happy too Claudie! Now we know more sure that we will see you two again, but this time in Oslo! Wow!

    *doing a happy dance*


    Maribeth said:

    Hi! There is a new look over on my blog! Come take a peek and let me know what you think!


    Unique architecture and it’s beautiful!

    TorAa said:

    This is without doubt a very unique architeture here in the Nordics.
    I can ot recall seeing anything alike.

    btw. U may know I’ve have serious problems with my intenet-connections in the past weeks. I’ll fix that when you arrive to the OsloBG.
    Last eving I did post in a new way:
    Wrote my post with photos locally, before posting.
    Well, itv was my first try this way, and the result is on the air.
    From the RUHR.2010.


    If any, there are just a few round churches in Norway, so this one is very special. Great architecture I would say and how well you’ve captured it – the slide show was great!

    Btw: Yea, Tor told me about the possibilities of some golf at the start of the week for the Oslo Blog Gathering. I’m thrilled about the idea and get back to you by mail with suggested details!

    Happy Sunday to both of you!


    :lol: The flag in my last comment reveal where I am right now!

    A. @ A Changing Life said:

    What a lovely church. I believe there is only one round church in France, at Neuvy St Sepulchre. At least that is what the signs outside say. I’m always surprised to hear a church had a defence role, but there are plenty of them. Not usually as pretty as this one.

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