Nidarosdomen, Trondheim

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Home of the grave of Norway's patron saint, Nidarosdomen stands as one of the country's most important religious sites and one of the largest medieval buildings in Scandinavia. Original construction started in 1070 over the resting place of Saint Olaf, and the church took on elements of both Gothic and Romanesque architecture over the centuries. Stop by the sizable cathedral to admire its dual bell towers and intricate facade, replete with arches, windows, and pillars. Explore the vaulted interior and its large stained-glass window section. Don't miss the crypt, which contains a multitude of medieval-era headstones found within the church. Make Nidarosdomen a centerpiece of your Trondheim vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Trondheim attractions planning website .
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  • Fascinating history in this old cathedral - has had many reincarnations and still plays an important part in Norwegian culture. A combined ticket purchased from the centre beside the church will also ...  more »
  • We got a combination ticket for the cathedral and the museum. We took the first English tour of the day which offered a good deal of information. They don't allow pictures which I don't understand why...  more »
  • The guide (Emil) was speaking English with a smile, and did the outmost to spice up the legend of St. Olav, and I liked. He mixed knowledge with myths and stories from legends. The history of the cath...  more »
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  • This is a beautiful Cathedral.. so much history and beauty. I experienced a wonderful day on July 29. St Olavs day.
  • This gothic cathedral is probably the most famous tourist attraction in Trondheim, and a must see. There's no ticket charge if you don't want a guided tour (though I would highly recommend it). The artistic architectural style, handcrafted ornaments sculptures and mosaic makes this on of the most photogenic buildings in Norway.
  • a bit touristic, better go directly to the glacier
  • Gothic church. Flagship must see Trondheim. Fyi. A angel on the left high up statues face is modeled after Bob Dylan. Neat huh?
  • You buy tickets to enter the churches here, there's also a pretty pricy cafe

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