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Oslo Cathedral (Oslo Domkirke), Oslo

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Oslo Cathedral (Oslo Domkirke) provides a serene place where you can take part in a service and light a candle. It also hosts public celebrations and royal events. The 17th-century Baroque church was restored to its original interior in 1950, on the ninth centennial of Oslo. See the authentic altarpiece with the painting of the Last Supper, the pulpit, and the christening font carved with acanthus leaves. During the restoration, the floor was covered with marble stones and brickwork, and all furnishings were refurbished. Be sure to look up and view the ceiling paintings, works by a 20th-century Norwegian artist that depict different scenes from the life of Jesus Christ. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Oslo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Oslo Cathedral (Oslo Domkirke) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The Cathedral is only a few metres from the central station. It's very beautiful outside, although simple, and inside is beautiful. The ceiling is painted and has a beautiful baroque organ.
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  • A cathedral which was rebuilt several times, and which provides no great issues of artistic or historical interest. You go and point, nothing more to say
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  • The Cathedral is located near the main shopping street in the heart of Oslo. In sum, a "normal DOM", which is worth a visit if you're in the vicinity but awaits the visitor!
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  • It's an alright Cathedral. Looks ok, but the best thing here is that you can often see concerts at a very reasonable price. Acoustics are not great here though.
  • very nice and friendly staff! And a lot of public events there, check the website to get the schedules or just passing by, maybe surprise you~
  • Nice cathedral, maybe a bit smaller than one would expect.
  • Very beautiful church with good acustics!
  • Worth a visit if you're new to Oslo. This is where the crown Prince got married.

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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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