The Round Churches on Bornholm

Called the Pearl of the Baltic Sea, Bornholm is known for its natural beauty and charming towns. The round churches of the island, four in all, are considered to be Bornholm's most outstanding contribution to Nordic medieval architecture. They are all considered to have been built between 1150 and 1200. (Map - Where is Bornholm?)


The four round churches
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Østerlars


Nyker

Olsker

Nylars



Links - More information on the round churches and Bornholm

The mysterious round churches of Bornholm (by Jeanne Cordua) ... An interesting reading
Bornholm (Wikipedia)



The Cathedral of Laon
"Museum of Organs" ... Historical Organ Cases of Europe
"Pipe Organs and Music" ... Good organ music to listen to, and more...


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