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Tromsø Cathedral, Tromso

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Tromsø Cathedral is a cathedral in the city of Tromsø in Troms county, Norway. The cathedral is part of the Tromsø domkirke parish in the Tromsø arch-deanery and it is the episcopal seat of the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland in the Church of Norway. This cathedral is notable since it is the only Norwegian cathedral made of wood.The church is built in Gothic Revival style, with the church tower and main entrance on the west front. It is probably the northernmost Protestant cathedral in the world. With over 600 seats, it is one of Norway's biggest wooden churches. It originally held about 984 seats, but many benches and seats have been removed over the years to make room for tables in the back of the church.HistoryThe structure was completed in 1861, with Christian Heinrich Grosch as the architect. It was built using a cog joint method. It is situated in the middle of the city of Tromsø (on the island of Tromsøya) on a site where in all likelihood there has been a church since the 13th century.The first church in Tromsø was built in 1252 by King Haakon IV as a royal chapel. It belonged to the king, therefore, not the Catholic Church. This church is mentioned several times in the Middle Ages as "St. Mary's near the Heathens" (Sanctae Mariae juxta Pagano).
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  • This church made of wood is located in a plaza downtown Tromsø where there are several statues (as in several cities in Norway). Its interior is very austere and even though you have opening hours and closure, the closing for at least do not respect it, close before. So if they want to visit it at least go over one hour before closing.
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  • this is such a lovely church and the people are also lovely. great use of wood. very warm and cosy inside.  more »
  • A very beautiful Lutheran Church in wood. The visit is free! Unlike the Arctic Cathedral. The inside is bright, it was sunny when we visited him. She's warm, inside we have been amazed at tables and chairs, to take breakfast or brunch? We liked.
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  • Nice place to stay and enjoy a few minutes
  • Pretty good meeting spot and it's an interesting building.
  • Nothing too fancy about it. It's a nice landmark in the sky for orientation though.
  • Beautiful.
  • Nice church though simple.