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Stavanger Cathedral, Stavanger
(4.2/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
Standing at the entrance to the harbor and the city, Stavanger Cathedral represents the only medieval cathedral in Norway that has preserved its original appearance. The church was built in the early 12th century in Anglo-Norman style, but after a fire in 1272 the chancel was restored in the Gothic style. The cathedral was dedicated to the 9th-century bishop St. Svithun, whose arm was one of the original relics kept in the church. Legend has it that the cathedral's first bishop Reinald raised the funds for the building's construction by marrying King Sigurd the Crusader to his second wife when the bishop of Bergen refused to do so. The park around the cathedral provides a peaceful place for a walk and offers several picnic spots. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Stavanger Cathedral by using our Stavanger vacation route planner.
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  • This church dating back to the 12th century is so amazingly maintained. We were totally mesmerized by the architecture inside.There is a little ballot to scribble and drop your wish. 
  • Unfortunately, the inside did not get was renovated, but the outside is an interesting and beautiful building. Near the sculpture of the homeless. Across the city such stand. It is understood social advertising calling to help the homeless and needy. Near the street with colourful houses.
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  • Considered Norway's oldest Cathedral, is surrounded by Byparken, where there's a lake in the Center. Around, narrow streets with houses of wood gives a nice ride of some 2 hours.
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  • Very beautiful place! Too bad I couldn't get inside.
  • Beautiful cathedral, not very impressive, but worth seeing it.
  • Nice cathedral, though not very impressive. It looks a bit boring because of all the empty walls and the lack of decorations.
  • A beautiful and very very very old cathedral. Must stop in stavanger. Tours available.
  • Nice old church next to the tourist information