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Kabelvag Church, Kabelvag

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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3.4/5 based on 45 reviews on the web
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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  • It's an imposing building but has a very plain and dull interior. Probably quite nice shots of it at night or with the aurora but don't wait for opening hours! 
  • Lofoten from the side of the road to drive and look around the Church met. Combine the water and mountains, picturesque in pretty floral. I went for a while, sitting on a wooden chair inside the long, so ease your mind it was true. The torch of the stained glass and paper are also terrific.
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  • Great church building in wood. Huge and powerful where it is located by the road. Recommend a stop. Pretty inside as well.
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  • Wonderful architecture, there is a little biat hanging on the inside too. :)
  • Very nice
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