Nunnery during hospital period

North wing of nunnery with T-buildings. Photo: Föreningen Gamla Vadstena



North wing of nunnery with T-buildings. Photo: Föreningen Gamla Vadstena

Birgitta's prayer room with her mortal remains transport case. Photo: Föreningen Gamla Vadstena

Grassgarden during hospital period. Photo: Föreningen Gamla Vadstena

Inner yard of nunnery. Photo: Föreningen Gamla Vadstena

Photo: Föreningen Gamla Vadstena

Personnel of the Women's Department. Photo: Föreningen Gamla Vadstena


62 years ago: The dormitory of the nuns and the royal palace are rediscovered

Photo: Föreningen Gamla Vadstena

In connection with the move of Birgitta Hospital to the new hospital district in 1951, there were plans for new utilizations of the old monastery building. At that time two important discoveries were made: the main building of the nunnery with the dormitory was preserved and the building originally consisted of the former royal palace of the Folkunger dynasty from the 13th century. It was assumed earlier that the palace had been demolished when the monastery was built.

In 2016, the 60th anniversary of the discovery was celebrated on August 26 and November 19.

Upptäckten av 1200-talspalatset i Vadstena - ett 50-årsjubileum! tidskriften Kulturvärden 2006:4 (PDF-dokument, 536 kB)


Photo: Föreningen Gamla Vadstena

Photo: Föreningen Gamla Vadstena

Photo: Föreningen Gamla Vadstena