Täby kyrka

Täby kyrka (Täby Church) is a medieval church in the municipality of the same name (Täby Municipality), in the province of Uppland and the northern part of Stockholm County. The church is best known for its painted walls and ceilings by Albertus Pictor.


The church was built during the latter half of the 13th century. It was first constructed as a square hall. In mid 14th century a vestry was added and about 100 years later the church porch was built. During the second half of the 15th century, the flat wooden ceiling was replaced by a vaulted ceiling. The altarpiece dates from the 1470s.


The church is best known as one of the churches will mural paintings by Albertus Pictor (died 1511). The paintings in the ceiling were made in the 1480s and were never, as many of his other works, covered by white paint. The paintings include a picture of a man playing chess with Death, a motif that inspired Ingmar Bergman in his making the movie The Seventh Seal. The main inspiration for the paintings was Biblia Pauperum, a collection of events from the Holy Bible.

The pulpit is from the 1630s and was originally placed in the chapel of the former Castle of Stockholm.



Coordinates: 59°29′27″N 18°03′24″E / 59.4907416667°N 18.0567055556°E / 59.4907416667; 18.0567055556