In honor of Saint Nicholas, patron saint of sailors
S:t Nicolas’ church is found in the center of Simrishamn on the east coast of Scania (Skåne). The oldest parts are from the 12th century and the church is mentioned for the first time in 1161. In the 13th century the nave was built and in the middle ages the tower and church porch was added.
The altar is from the beginning of the 17th century and the lime stone baptismal font is from the middel ages. The crown over the font was added in the 18th century. Altar screen and pulpit are from the beginning of the 17th century. On the pulpit you can see the monogram “C4” for the Danish King Christian IV. Directly inside the church you find an epitaph over Peter Mörck from 1709.
Infront of Saint Nicolas’ Church there are two statues of the famous Swedish sculptor and artist Carl Milles. On the left “Ängel med trumpet” (Angel with trumpet) and to the right “Systrarna” (The Sisters).
A church with huge pillars in the middle of the church so you can’t see the altar from large parts of it.
Links to other sites about Saint Nicolas’ Church
Kyrkokartan’s page about Saint Nicolas’ Church in Simrishamn (Swedish)
Miors page about Simrishamn’s church (Swedish)
Svenska kyrkans page (Swedish)
My image galleries
Images taken 2015.
Map, address, and coordinates
Continent / Country (Landscape): Europe / Scania, Sweden
Address: Storgatan 18, Simrishamn, Sverige
Coordinates: 55.5569977, 14.3490263
Date visited: 2015-08-27