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Giske Kirke, Alesund

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Giske Church is a 12th-century marble parish church in Giske Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located on the south side of the island of Giske, about northwest of the town of Ålesund. The church is part of the Giske parish in the Nordre Sunnmøre deanery in the Diocese of Møre. The church is open for guided tours during the summer season.DesignThe church is built of white marble. The origin of the marble is unclear, but it was brought to the island by boat. Where it came from before that is unknown. Today the walls are covered by chalk on the outside and plaster on the inside, so that the marble is only visible in a few places, all on the outside. The architectural style is Norman.The church was originally a family chapel consisting of the nave and chancel, but it has been refurbished several times over the centuries. The most extensive renovation was carried out in the 1750s (initiated by Hans Strøm and Hans Holtermann), and most of the interior today can be dated back to this renovation, carved by the local craftsman Jakob Sørensøn Giskegaard (1734–1827).
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  • I was walking from the port of Ålesund to find this church that is more to the top of the mountain, a climb of easy walking, I was excited and I didn't realize it was a garden and a cemetery within the Church, but it's not a graveyard like in Brazil, clean, flowery and transmits peace worth going to see it to believe it!
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  • This is a Church from 1100, which has been restored to a very good standard. Based on the island of Giske - rich Viking history.  more »
  • It is easy to reach by bus from Ålesund. It is hard to imagine, but this church for almost 800 years. It was a House Church known family of Giske is an island and. In the middle ages everyone here belonged to them. The church paid guide will tell you about the Church inside and out.
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  • Beautiful calm place
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