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Borgund Stave Church, Laerdal Municipality

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Built around 1180, Borgund Stave Church serves as Norway's best-preserved example of a medieval stave church. The name of this type of church originates from the its distinct architecture made up of vertical wooden boards, called staves. Notice the mix between Viking influence and early Christian symbolism, like the dragon carvings on the roof and the cross above the entrance. Keep an eye out for ancient runes written along the walls. Enter the church to view the ornate wooden carvings within, and then head to the visitor center to see exhibits related to the history of stave churches in Norway. You'll pay a small fee to see outside exhibits. Put Borgund Stave Church into our Laerdal Municipality trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Nice and traditional old stave church is located 10 min from car from Borgund Cottage Center. Have to pay to look into. Not available for a wheelchair. 6 my from a great overpriced souvenir shop.
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  • See close for Visual hits from the street. Entrance to the surcharge. many such churches in the region. But this is in excellent condition. Nearby there are: a Bell Tower, a new Church, a cemetery, a tourist centre, toilet, shop, parking.
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  • Borgund is one of the most impressive stavekirke of Norway. It is not big, but the architecture and the sculpture of the wood are really beautiful. There is a small "museum" at the center where you ca...  more »
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  • A must stop if you are in the area! Not worth paying to go inside though, but make sure to walk through the museum in the reception center. Also a great cafe there that's perfect for a quick stop. Clean restrooms and small gift shop.
  • From outside very beautiful and unique! To go inside you have to pay.
  • Beautiful northern church with a couple of nice walking routes surrounding it. Hard to reach if not using a car.
  • Pure beauty.
  • Beautiful church.. Amazing experience

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