Kristiansand Domkirke, Kristiansand

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Kristiansand Cathedral is a cathedral in Kristiansand municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. It is located in the Kvadraturen area in the central part of the city of Kristiansand. The church is the main church for the Kristiansand domkirken parish and it is the seat of the Kristiansand arch-deanery within the Diocese of Agder og Telemark. The cathedral is also the seat of the Bishop of Agder and Telemark. The brick church was completed in 1885 and it is one of the largest cathedrals in Norway. This cathedral is the fourth church and third cathedral to be located on this site over the centuries.OverviewKristiansand Cathedral is a Neo-Gothic church built of brick and cement. The church is of cruciform plan with 1750 seats. The church was designed by the architect Henrik Thrap-Meyer and construction began in 1880 and it was completed on 1 February 1885. The church was consecrated on 18 March 1885 by the provost Johan M. Brun who was serving as acting bishop.The cathedral is long and wide. The steeple is 70m in height. Originally the cathedral had 2,029 seats and room for an additional 1,216 people to stand, but seating has now been reduced so the building can comfortably seat about 1,000. To re-use the walls of the previous cathedral, which burned down in 1880, the altar was positioned at the west end, rather than in the traditional position in the east.
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  • August 17, 2017
    A major landmark in the town of Kristiansand. It is still a working church. When we went it was a Sunday, and it was partly obscured by construction and fences. Still worth going in to admire the love...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    The Church is definitely worth a visit when you're in Kristiansand city. Cosy area around, with park and benches.
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  • August 6, 2017
    The Cathedral is a classic Church in Kristiansand with good old arkitekture. But what is best is acoustics. Amazing place to sing.
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  • April 17, 2017
    A great experience - especially when you enter this majestic building and the tremendous organ is playing. Overwhelming! If you come by a cruise-ship to this lovely little town with palm-trees in the parks (!) take the little sightseeing- train which is waiting for you at the harbour and stay on it to the final stop in the picturesque old town. From there it is just some steps to the impressing building. If you want to hear the organ you should be there at noon. Later you can get on the train again (keep your ticket!) and go around as often as you want. For a good snack you can get off at the fish-market which is not very far away from your ship.
  • May 12, 2016
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  • August 11, 2015
    Beautiful cathedral at the heart of town, near all theshops and places to eat. Has small park just near so it's a lovely spot to check out when exploring around.
  • May 19, 2015
    Turned up during organ recital. incredible sound. beautiful building.
  • April 16, 2016
    Great spot

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