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Stortinget, Oslo
(4/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
Gain insight into Norwegian history, politics, and struggle for independence on a guided tour of Stortinget. Designed both inside and out by the Swedish architect Emil Victor Langlet and designated for parliament in 1866, the building has influences of French and Italian architecture. Most notably, the plenary chamber sits in the semi-circular part of the building rather than at the center. Guided tours cannot be booked in advance, so arrive 30 to 45 minutes early to guarantee your spot. Using our online itinerary creator, Oslo attractions like Stortinget can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • In my opinion is one of the most beautiful buildings in Oslo, built in the late 1800s by a combination of various architectural styles and is really impressive.
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  • I enjoyed a guided tour of the Parliament and its Buildings. While the art work on display is awesome and interesting the visit to the Parliament itself was very enlightening. I soon learned how the a...  more »
  • An exciting building-an exciting place, where you can experience many interesting meetings and demonstrations. Well worth a visit-and then Afternoon tea at the Grand Hotel.
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  • The Norwegian legislature, the Storting, declared independence from Sweden on 7 June 1905, which was achieved without bloodshed.
  • You can really feel the touch of Norwegian culture on its structure. A good place to visit and to find more about Norwegian culture.
  • There is just something about this building if you can do the tour do that you will learn a lot..
  • One of the best attractions of Oslo, is the Storting (the Great Council, Parliament) building. The building has an interesting facade.Take a guided tour to learn a lot about the building and Norway's politics. Most recommended.
  • Very beautiful building. The architecture is very different from all what exists in Oslo.