Roldal Stave Church, Roldal

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Røldal stave church is a stave church at Røldal in Odda municipality, Hardanger, Norway.HistoryThe estimated age of the Church is generally dated to between 1200-1250. A baptismal font in the church is dated to between 1200 and 1250. A crucifix in the church dates from about 1250. The altarpiece by German painter Gottfried Hendtzchell from Wroclaw in Silesia dates to 1629.The Church has a rectangular-shaped nave and chancel. The baptismal font is of soapstone and dated 1200-1300 century. Bergen Museum holds a variety of building components and other artifacts from the medieval church. These include altar frontal and wooden sculptures of St. Olaf from about 1250, of the Virgin Mary with child from about 1250, and the Archangel Michael, dated about 1200. In the Middle Ages, Røldal church received large donations from many of pilgrims who flocked to the church. As a result, the small village where the church is located, became quite prosperous. In the 17th century the walls inside the church were richly decorated with paintings.During reconstruction of the church in 1844, some of the history of the church was uncovered. This led to an investigation to determine how the church was built. The resulting belief is that Røldal stave church was quite different from other stave churches. Some controversy developed about whether this is in fact a stave church or rather an example of the assumed predecessor type, a post church.
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  • There were many wooden church with a unique architectural style, called Stave Church (stave church) in Northern Europe Northern Europe. Not many of the stave church was built in 1200-1400 years, wooden church, a late, so far has left the original stave church Currently remains at its peak had more than 1000 stave churches across Northern Europe is only 28 apartments, most of them in Norway. One such stave churches: role Dal stave church went in the summer of 2017. Lol Dal stave church in Hardanger fjord port town Odda from Roldal village in about 40 minutes by car. Roldal village is small village situated in the Valley of the glacier is stave church here and you do not know, as inspiration, so where is this village once in many travellers thrived is likely. Looks like none is extant stave churches are built in essentially the same structure, but role Dal stave church wall paintings inside the Church was a very impressive so far. Is said originally had a miraculous healing power role Dal stave church, the Church in seeking healing from all over Northern Europe, sprang up and doing travellers were pilgrims come to the Holy land. On the inside wall of the role Dal stave church depicted in his warm paintings of flowers, natural fabrics such as curtains that any were depicted as the picture. It was convincing also referred to the miracle Church in a quaint old colours have faded, but would indeed not a 13th-century original paint color of the current atmosphere. So a little away from the main tourist tour can't think, but by individuals to travel through Norway using a rental car is recommended Church.
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  • A classical wood building, besides the road. With easy free parking. A ticket is needed to visit from inside. You can buy it in a building with reestrooms and bar. The complex includes a museum and a ...  more »
  • Small wooden church, harmonious and well maintained. Unfortunately it was no longer open to visitors because it is only in the middle of summer (mid June-mid August).
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  • Beautiful old church. A bit odd closing/opening hours though.
  • Looks very beautiful but it was closed at 3pm and the opening hours said its open till 4pm...thats sucks
  • Less than 20 minutes round trip detour from main route from Låtefossen Waterfall to the south. Worth a stop unless you are in a hurry.
  • Very nive Stave Church, especially on the inside. For Norwegian standards, the entrance fee is not too bad. And if you want, you can get a detailed explanation by the friendly and knowledgeable guides.
  • Beautiful and old wooden church. We enjoyed a christmas service here and felt very welcome and warm.
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