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. Plan your Old Stavanger visit and explore what else you can see and do in Stavanger using our Stavanger route planner .
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  • So cute to walk around. So relaxing and adorable. Great style. But like better the” realcommercial town with all the shopping  more »
  • Visited in December and it was quite snowy at this point so a little challenging to walk around. However, Old Stavanger was beautiful and you can easily spend a few hours walking around and taking pho...  more »
  • Amazing cosy place and a must visit Very close by walking distance from city centre and have a lovely atmosphere  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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