Woman lights a candle inside columbarium


A columbarium is a vault or a room with niches for urns with ashes of cremated bodies. It is common for columbaria to be located in connection to the crematoria.

Woman sits in columbarium next to niches with transparent doors

The largest columbarium in Scandinavia is located under the Gustav Vasa Church at Odenplan in Stockholm. There is room for 35.000 urns.

Some of the niches have transparent doors.

Closeup of marble niches with flowers The niches take up to sixteen urns each and are used as family graves.
General view of a columbarium There is room for an additional 10.000 urns. Only a few of the niches are still free.

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