Tourist Attraction in Linköping: Linkoping Cathedral
The Linkoping Cathedral (Linkopings domkyrka) is the Lutheran cathedral and home of the Linkoping diocese. The current church has a history of 800 years. In the eleventh century on the site of the present cathedral, a first wooden church was built. Subsequently, around 1120, it was replaced with a basilical stone church with a size equal to half the current building. Around 1230 it was necessary to build a larger church, as the basilica had become too small. The church was enlarged to the east, with a new chorus and transept, original elements that remain in the modern church, as well as the altarpiece. The next enlargement was realized after the coronation of Valdemaro I of Sweden in 1251. On this occasion the main building was built and the church reached its present length. At the beginning of the 15th century, the Gothic-style chapels were built, with large windows. The chapels were dedicated to Sant'Andrea, San Nicola and San Tommaso. Two fires damaged the roof of the church in 1546 and 1567. The tower was rebuilt between 1747 and 1758 and again between 1877 and 1886 by Helgo Zettervall, which brought it to a height of 107 meters. The restoration of the building was made in 1967, recovering the shape of the 17th century roof.