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Arctic Cathedral, Tromso
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For a taste of modern northern architecture, visit Arctic Cathedral, one of Tromso's important churches. Built in 1965 and partially inspired by Sydney, Australia's famous opera house, the church showcases a triangular construction and a glass frontal facade. Though the main structure is concrete, it's covered by aluminum sheets. Explore the interior of the church, which, though mostly minimalist, boasts an intricate stained-glass window on one end (as well as an organ with nearly 3,000 pipes). Be sure to bring your camera and get a shot of the cathedral from a distance or across the water, as the peaked structure stands out starkly against the mountainous backdrop. Use our Tromso tour planner to visit Arctic Cathedral on your trip to Tromso, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Dont pay to see inside better take pictures outside because theres nothing to see as such inside the church near city center is much better 
  • The view of the city of Tromso with the cathedral on the side of the sea is fantastic. I think that going close to it to see it from outside is not very worth to do. The bridge is so long and you need...  more »
  • Its absolutely beautiful, however I can't say I am happy with the fact they charge 40 nok just for entering.. its a church not a museum... anyway a must see. 
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  • Visited Tromsdalen church, (a parish church and not a cathedral) in late February this year, interior compact but striking with the chandeliers, and stained glass opposite the organ loft over the main entrance foyer, where tourists can purchase postcards etc. Visited in daylight, would like to visit for an evening service, must be impressive.
  • Beautiful building. You´d better check the opening hours. Concerts are arranged during the months of midnight sun.
  • Very beautiful church. Pity it was closed.
  • Interesting architecture. The midnight concerts in summer are well worth a visit.
  • Nice place to visit. Also the orchestra is famous.