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Sct. Nicolai Kirke in Svendborg, Denmark - Encircle Photos

1 Sct. Nicolai Kirke in Svendborg, Denmark

The Saint Nicholas Church in Svendborg has the honor of being this Danish town’s oldest church. It was built in 1180. Apparently the facade has not changed its Romanesque appearance much except for the bell tower that was added during the late Middle Ages. It is dedicated to Saint Nickolas who was a Greek Bishop during the 4th century. Nikolaos of Myra’s practice of gift giving evolved into the modern Santa Claus.

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Gerritsgade 5, 5700 Svendborg, Denmark

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