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Vasakyrkan

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Vasakyrkan is a church in Gothenburg, Sweden, that belongs to the Vasa parish. It is located in the Vasastaden area, between Hvitfeldtska gymnasiet and Vasaparken. It was founded in 1909 and is built in a Neo-Romanesque style, of granite that was brought from Bohuslän .

The church is open on Mondays from 9:00 to 12:30, and on Tuesdays to Fridays from 9:00 to 15:00. On Sundays and holidays, it is open in connection with services. The church offers masses on Sundays at 11:00 and 18:00, on Wednesdays at 12:00, and on Thursdays at 18:00. It also has Laudes on Tuesdays to Fridays at 9:00, and Taizé prayer on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 12:00.

The ticket price for visiting the church is free, but donations are welcome. The church also organizes concerts, courses, and other events throughout the year. You can check the church’s website for more information and updates.

To get to the church, you can take the tram number 3 or 7 to the stop Hvitfeldtsplatsen, or the bus number 16 or 19 to the stop Vasaplatsen. The church is within walking distance from both stops.

Some tips for visiting the church are:

  • Respect the silence and the sacredness of the place.
  • Dress modestly and cover your shoulders and knees.
  • Do not take photos or videos during the services or when people are praying.
  • Do not bring food or drinks inside the church.
  • Do not touch or move any objects or furniture in the church.

Some of the things to see in the church are:

  • The main altar, which depicts Christ as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
  • The stained glass windows, which illustrate scenes from the Bible and the history of Christianity.
  • The organ, which has 52 stops and was built by Åkerman & Lund Orgelbyggeri in 1988.
  • The baptismal font, which is made of marble and has a bronze cover with a dove symbolizing the Holy Spirit.
  • The pulpit, which is decorated with carvings of angels and evangelists.

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