Stavanger Cathedral, Stavanger

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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. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Stavanger trip simple and quick.
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  • Originally a Catholic cathedral in 1125 it has seen many changes. Definitely worth the visit when it is open.  more »
  • A amazing Cathedral in Stavanger, Norway, raised in year 1125. Located in downtown Stavanger and you can`t miss seeing the Cathedral wherever you are. Only one thing which is a bit negative: The Cathe...  more »
  • Another on the “to visit list” , my late mother loved visiting churches and this one with its stunning architecture outside and especially in would have been a winner in her eyes . Its a iconic Stavan...  more »
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  • Beautiful, historic church, nicely preserved. Much nicer inside than out - so I was told. I could have commented on that if they posted visiting hours. Many disappointed visitors were wondering if/when they would open up at all in the near future. Oh well .... Scandinavian countries don't really care about visitors.
  • Very interesting walkthrough. Facade is under construction, but inside is complete. Interesting mix of Roman and gothic architecture.
  • Must seen! Good views around Cathedral.
  • More impressive inside that it is outside. Norway's oldest cathedral (not including the stave churches). Free for kids 12 and under.
  • Impressive and holy space.
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