Vasteras – Places of Worship

Vasteras Cathedral

This cathedral is the seat of the Diocese of Vasteras, containing five tiers under a copper roof as well as a copper-clad spire. The building was originally erected in the 13th century and is built in Scandinavian Brick Gothic style. The cathedral houses several historical artefacts, including the baptismal, altarpiece and statue of Johannes Rudbeckius, as well as the Tomb of Eric XIV of Sweden.

Church Hill

Visitors can visit Church Hill (known locally as Kyrkbacken) and enjoy scenic historical walks, allowing one to feel what life would have been like in the 17th century. Throughout the area are several art galleries and craft shops – the location is perfect for either a self or guided tour.