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Giske Kirke, Alesund

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Giske Church (Norwegian: Giske kyrkje) is a 12th-century marble parish church of the Church of Norway in Haram Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located on the south side of the island of Giske, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northwest of the town of Ålesund. It is the main church for the Giske parish which is part of the Nordre Sunnmøre prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Møre. The white marble church was built in a long church style in the 12th century by an unknown architect . The church seats about 125 people. The church is open for guided tours during the summer season.

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  • Interesting cemetery, where most of the headstones show names from the town/island 'GIske." Whole island is flat. Nice views. Windy.  more »
  • We stopped for a short visit at this church. It is marble on the exterior that has been painted. Inside is very nice. It only takes a short visit as the church is small. There is parking available.  more »
  • Church is a bit hard to get to but once there is impressive. Very old but in good nick. Worth time also to wander the cemetery. They lived a long time back in the day.  more »
  • Sweet little Church. I recommend if you get a tour
  • An interesting church with wonderful altar piece and pulpit.
  • An ancient church, surrounded by ancient tombs and the tomb of a Viking who is bold. A local attraction is no less than the nearby beach.
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  • Amazing. ...but permanently closed for tourist.
  • Lovely church. With a lot of history
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