Dalby Holy Cross Priory / Church in Dalby, Skåne, Sweden

Oldest stone church in the Nordics. Cathedral in Denmark between 1060 and 1066.

Diocese: Diocese of Lund
Parish: Dalby Parish

General info

This fantastic church is the oldest stone church in Scandinavia and is situated just east of Lund. It was built by the Danish king Svend Estridsen in 1060. It was the Cathedral for the Nordics between 1060 and 1066 before the new Cathedral i Lund replaced it.

Dalby Church belongs to Dalby parish in Diocese of Lund.

The other churches in Dalby Parish are:

Part of my photo project “Churches around Harlösa“.

External links

Svenska kyrkans page (Swedish)

Kyrkokartan’s page (Swedish)

wadbring.com (Swedish) with good images of what the church looked during the first centuries.



Images taken: 2016-02-29, 2018-02-01, 2018-10-17

Map, address, and coordinates




Lundavägen 5, 247 50 Dalby, Sweden

Country (Landscape):

Sweden, Scania (Skåne)

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Date visited:

2016-02-29, 2018-02-01, 2018-10-17

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