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Nordlyskatedralen, Alta

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The Northern Lights Cathedral - Alta Church is the main parish church in Alta Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. It is located in the central part of the town of Alta. The church is part of the Alta parish in the Alta deanery in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland. The church was built in 2012-2013.The church is the result of an architectural competition launched in 2001 and is designed by schmidt hammer lassen in collaboration with local architects Link Arkitektur. It was consecrated on 10 February 2013 by the Bishop Per Oskar Kjølaas, with the Crown Princess Mette Marit in attendance. The church was built to replace the old Alta Church as the main church for the deanery.
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  • A church that is definitely worth a visit. The décor is absolutely fantastic and should be seen, if you are on the edges
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  • Daring architectural complexity, (there are those who see a chimney). Personally I found it very interesting and ethereal and also the Interior is interesting with the great Christ expressing sorrow and serenity at the same time.
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  • The exposition about the aurora is not very big. Disappointing. Lot of money for the visit. You can also visit the cathedral. Modern interiour.  more »
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  • Totally unique. Loved it. Fabulous welcome and a wonderful service the morning after some friends were married in the Chapel at the Igloo Hotel in nearby Sorrisniva. We were invited for an impromptu tour of the Katedralen and got to see the work in progress for the Northern Lights experience they are going to install here. I loved the fact that the entrance to the cathedral faces straight down towards the University and not towards the traditional compass direction. It's quite magical, and this is coming from someone who loves carved stone buildings... The statue of Christ at the Communion Table really is a powerful evocation of His Presence and the focus of the life of the Cathedral is Christ, led by the Father and then out to the community...
  • Modern and nice architecture. Don´t expect the magnificence of a gothic cathedral, though.
  • Must visit if you are in the area.
  • this building when i soo it i feel my self in Al ain city in UAE same building
  • Near people and close to God
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