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Karl Johans gate, Oslo

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At Karl Johans gate, walk down Oslo's main street while passing by some of the city's most popular tourist attractions. Named after King Charles III John upon his death, the street was once multiple roads that have now merged into one, leading you from from Oslo Central Station all the way to the Royal Palace. Along the way, stop by the National Theatre, the Palace Park, the Oslo Cathedral, the Bazaar Market, and the historic Fire Watch building, which served as the city's central fire station from 1860 to 1939. Shop or eat at one of the many restaurants and boutiques that line the street. Our Oslo vacation builder makes visiting Karl Johans gate and other Oslo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • It's good to stay near this pedestrian street. It is full of shops and also has pleasant cafes. At the end, near the Parliament, the right side has many bars, restaurants and cafes. It is close to the station, the Cathedral, the Parliament and the Royal Palace. If you stay near the street, can make the visitations on foot.
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  • Most of it is nicely in the sunshine, but since the last time I was here was all the nice looking restaurants and a plethora of amazing beplantninger. I have never seen the upper part of Karl Johans gate so pleasant. Here you can flanere, or grab a snack, or a small glass.
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  • It is worth walking, Park, shops, cafes, restaurants, I think it is the arterial street of Oslo, as well as contain the Parliament and Cathedral
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Where to stay in Oslo

A majority of Oslo's hotels and smaller accommodations cluster along Karl Johans Gate, the city's main drag connecting many of its downtown attractions. If you want something a bit more colorful than the average hotel, consider one of the many bed and breakfasts that have been cropping up in recent years. To escape the crowded streets, but still be walking distance from major sights, stay in the Frogner or Majorstuen neighborhoods near the royal palace. As you can probably guess, lodging is quite expensive in this European capital.
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