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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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  • Even the meaningless "outside is far too modern for my taste." Do that for a concert. the acoustics are excellent
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  • We pass in front of the Cathedral, but the place has your charm. Covered by snow, has a good view of the city. Worth the stop right after crossing the bridge.
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  • The 50 kronor better, or worse, shopping in Tromsø. I went on a windy day and rainy, so the money was well spent for cover! Inside there is virtually nothing but a beautiful organ, but if you're not passionate you won't find anything else! The property is worth a visit especially at night when you can admire the illuminated structure. In good weather it's worth the walk over the bridge that leads to the Church itself. P.s. the bathrooms are free!
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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.