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270x179 images Simrishamn stnicholas outside2 history / St. Nicholas Church in Simrishamn
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The Church of St Nicholas (Sankt Nicolai kyrka) in Simrishamn is mentioned for the first time in 1161.
 
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Named by the saint protector of sailors, for almost a thousand years this church was protecting the good fate of ships and crews of Simrishamn´s port. 
 
 
tower
 
 
Sankt Nicolai kyrka was originally a chapel and  has expanded through times. 

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The tower was added in the 15th century, and the delicately carved pulpit dates from 1626, assigned to Claus Clausen Billedsnider.
 
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There are different ancient gravestones on the church floor.
 
 
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Church walls are made of quartzite sandstone. In 1964,  the church was thoroughly renovated. 
 
 
 
crown
 
 
 
 
 
 
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