Riseberga cloister and cloister church ruin

I visited Karlskoga last weekend and on Sunday we went by Riseberga cloister and cloister church ruin in Narke close to Orebro.


The monastery was founded in the end of the 11th or in the beginning of the 12th century. On the picture below is the west wall, the only one standing, of the church.


The cloister was a Cistercian convent for nuns and the cloister church was built during the 12th or possibly 13th century.


The church was ca 27 x 18 m (E-W) during the first phase of the cloister this church was preceded by a smaller church.


The ruins have been restored and conserved several times since the 1930’s til the latest in 2004. Some excavations has also been done which among other things have revealed a lot of graves within the cloister compound.


Riseberga is beautiful situated and a place we will return to soon, unluckily this day a theatre show was on at the nearby amphitheatre (built in 1937) which hindered us somewhat to explore the area, I recommend a visit.


Magnus Reuterdahl


About Magnus Reuterdahl

I am an archaeologist/Osteologist from Sweden. My main intrest lays in north Euorpean archaeology in, preferbly the prehistory of the late iron age and the neolithic periods. I've also got a strong intrest for Chinese archaeology, especially the neolithc Yangshao culture. I also write about cultural heritage and cultural history. Mitt namn är Magnus Reuterdahl, jag är arkeolog och osteolog och arbetar företrädesvis i Sverige även om jag gjort ett par vändor till Kina. På den här bloggen skriver jag om mitt yrke, om fornlämningar, kulturarv och kulturhistoria m m. View all posts by Magnus Reuterdahl

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