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Kabelvag Church, Kabelvag
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Vågan Church is a parish church in the municipality of Vågan in Nordland county, Norway. It is located in the village of Kabelvåg on the island of Austvågøya. The church is part of the Vågan parish in the Lofoten deanery in the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland. Seating about 1200 people, this church is the largest wooden building in Northern Norway (north of Trondheim).HistoryThis has been a church site since the 12th century. Lofoten's first church was built there during the time of King Øystein Magnusson. Five or six different churches have been built on the same area of today's church over the last 900 years. One former church was moved to Værøy in 1799 (see Old Værøy Church). The present church (nicknamed Lofoten Cathedral) was built in 1898 to be large enough to accommodate all the fishermen who came to Kabelvåg each season. The church was designed by Carl J. Bergstrøm in the Gothic revival style. When the Lofoten cathedral was completed, the "old church" was still located just across the road, and that church was demolished in the summer of 1900.
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  • A detour is hardly worth to look at this church. But once suitable for a nice photo in fine weather.
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  • Majestic cathedral stands right beside the road (can bus). Unfortunately, nothing really interesting inside not found. But nearby is the "Stone Trolls", covered with legndami
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  • Very large church from the outside attracts attention. All wood and Nice location. There is no entrance fee and being no entry can say that money can be used in something more interesting and it won't be hard to find something better.
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  • Wonderful architecture, there is a little biat hanging on the inside too. :)
  • Very nice
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