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Old Stavanger, Stavanger

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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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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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  • Pretty cobbled streets street of nice White small wooden houses giving a site in to what lkife may have been like back in the day.  more »
  • We visited Stavanger on a P & O Norway cruise. Lovely town, especially the old part but streets are steep. We used the hop-on hop-off tourist buses which are not cheep but saw much more of the town th...  more »
  • The old part of the town is really pretty and a lot different to the new. The houses are tucked into every possible space and it was a pleasure to walk around and admire the individual houses with vib...  more »