Saint Lars church ruin, Visby

Visby, Sweden

Saint Lars church ruin, Visby

Saint Lars Church ruin (Swedish: Sankt Lars kyrkoruin) is located in the central part of Visby on the island of Gotland, Sweden.

The church has been named after Saint Lawrence (225–258), one of the seven deacons of the city of Rome, Italy under Pope Sixtus II. Saint Lars Church was established probably around 1210-1220 as a Visby parish church as a result of the population increase in Gotland. Construction of the church began during the second quarter of the 12th century, with the choir being the oldest part of the building.



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