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.Plan to visit Roldal Stave Church during your Roldal vacation using our convenient Roldal itinerary builder .
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Roldal Stave Church Reviews
Alf BAugust 8, 2017
Røldal Stavkyrkje er naturlige midtpunkt i bygda. Kyrkja er bygd på 1200-talet, og er ei av dei eldste stavkyrkjene i landet. Meget rikt dekorert og er fremdeles i vanlig bruk more »Røldal Stave cows goat's natural focal point in the village. The Church is built in the 1200 's, and is one of the oldest in the country of the stavkyrkjene. Very richly decorated and is still in common use
WandererduoJuly 15, 2017
Die Stabkirche in Roldal - nahe der E134 - stammt aus dem Jahr 1250 und war ursprünglich eine einfache Hallenkirche mit einem umlaufenden Laubengang. Ein Großteil ist noch original, obwohl sie später ... more »The stave church in Røldal - near the E134 - dating back to the year 1250, and was originally a simple Hall church with a surrounding portico. A large part is original, although it was rebuilt in later times. Some of their statues and jewelry works are now in the Museum in Bergen, but worth a visit: the Church is beautifully painted with motifs of roses and has carved stalls. A supposedly medicated crucifix still attracts pilgrims. There is also a medieval baptismal font and very beautiful murals to see. Unfortunately, the Church is usually closed; There are guided tours in the summer but. Or you visit it after a church service.
Maarten vJune 22, 2017
De staafkerk van Røldal is erg mooi. Informatie is beschikbaar in veel talen. De kerk dateert van1275 en is erg mooi. more »The Røldal stave church is very beautiful. Information is available in many languages. The Church was van1275 and is very beautiful.
Gudo BoschMarch 1, 2016
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.
Aaron CiuffoJanuary 17, 2016
Beautiful and old wooden church. We enjoyed a christmas service here and felt very welcome and warm.
Martin KrämerJuly 7, 2015
Small but nice church, worth a visit if you pass by with a reasonable entry fee of only a few NOK
Erinc OzJune 30, 2016
One of the best preserved stave church.
Joachim RolwesSeptember 10, 2016Røldal stave church is small and fine and a little remote. Who is in your area, you should take a look. For a small fee, which serves to preserve the Church, you can visit this little gem from the inside. Worth seeing is also the typical graveyard around the Church, with its ancient graves.
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