Old Stavanger, Stavanger

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#1 of 13 in Historic Sites in Rogaland
Get a taste of Norway's past at Old Stavanger, the city's historical district and home to one of the largest collections of preserved wooden homes in the region. Dating mainly from the 18th and early 19th centuries, these Stavanger homes characterize the architectural style that once existed nationwide. The cobbled streets wind between whitewashed historical homes, numbering 173 in all. Discover the multitude of craft stores and shops that now give life to the area. Be sure to stop by the local canning museum, which demonstrates the inner workings of a typical factory in the neighborhood at the dawn of the 20th century. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Old Stavanger and many more Stavanger attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Stavanger vacation planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    This section of the city gives you a good insight into traditional wooden houses of Norway. They are very well maintained. Also many flowers in tiny front gardens or hanging baskets. The cobbled, hill...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    A really nice walk among the white colored flowers and houses near the harbour. Incredible views-sometimes even with cruises in the background.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Savanger has turned the page of fishing to the page of oil industry and has got richer. Cruise ships fill the Streets with flows of tourists during the summer, and the shops are quite attractive. Wood...  more »

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Where to stay in Stavanger

As with any Norwegian city, the high price of accommodations in Stavanger might be a bit of a shock. Luckily, the Norwegians have such a fondness for outdoor activities that most tourist destinations seem to be well served by several campsites in nearby areas. Rent a tent or a rustic cabin to appreciate Norway’s nature and cut costs. Alternatively, look for hotels in the city center around the Storhaug borough. Slightly outside of Stavanger lies the popular Sola Beach, where high-end hotels put you just steps from the sand.
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