Västerås Cathedral, the oldest parts of which date back to the 13th century, is well worth a visit. Its art treasures and modern contrasts are unusual in a shrine of this kind.
The cathedral was extensively restored between 1958 and 1961 under the direction of Professor Erik Lundberg and many new pieces were installed, including the ceramic pulpit with its greenish-yellow glaze and the high altar with its masonry on the front that is reminiscent of hands clasped in prayer.
There are 163 intact gravestones in the cathedral and Erik XIV is buried here.
Västerås Cathedral has been awarded three stars by Guide Michelin, with the explanation ”worth making a detour for”.