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Fantoft Stavkirke, Bergen

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See an authentic reconstruction of a medieval stave church, known for its carved doorways and stylized dragon heads atop the roof, at Fantoft Stavkirke. Consul Fredrik Georg Gade bought the church in the 19th century and moved it, piece by piece, to the site in order to save it from demolition. Notice the stone cross from Tjora standing outside: similar crosses served as meeting points of religious congregations in times when there were no churches. In the early 1990s, some members of the Norwegian black metal scene set fire to the original church as an act of retribution for erecting Christian temples on pagan grounds. The church was rebuilt soon after. The site can be difficult to find, so follow road signs carefully. Before you head to Bergen, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Bergen itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Bergen has to offer, including Fantoft Stavkirke.
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  • Not you can go of Bergen without visit this maravilla.te transported to times ancestral and awake the interest by knowing the culture of this region.
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  • A really nice Church, unfortunately it was closed. It is small but fine. There are an incredible number of fine details on the façade. A church of its own! :D
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  • OMG, impressive, please go, one of the last standing churches in the whole Norway. They close Sept 30th, make sure you check their website first, you can buy some souvenirs and walk inside and take pi...  more »
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  • This stave church is a copy of the original, which was burnt away. You can get to the church using the tram "Bybanen". It is only open during summer season. It might not be the most impressive stave church in Norway, but it worth visiting it.
  • Nice to see. Very romantic in the winter. Take tram to Fantoft and follow the signs.
  • While interesting, we found it to be too modern. See another Stave Church if you can. This is only a replica of the original, which burned down.
  • very beautiful. to see if you are near
  • great wood works.