Spånga Church
 

Spånga Church

Spånga Church is one of the oldest buildings in Stockholm with parts being from 1175-1200, when it was also used as a refuge and fortified position. The church has since been added to, modified, renovated, painted and restored through the centuries until its current appearance is somewhere like it used to be in medieval times - except with modern standards to go with the frescoes from around 1400. It is surrounded by a number of rune stones (and indeed some of them were simply used as material for its walls), which indicates that there used to be a church here since around the first millennium. The church used to be way out in the countryside, until it and a handful of old buildings associated with it were surrounded by the newly built suburb Tensta in 1967.