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There is an admission fee, but it's a fascinating visit--and a dry place on a rainy day. Smaller... read more

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The main pearl of this little coastal town

The Stavanger cathedral was there before the city was there. Built in ca.1125 this was the start... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Stavanger, Norway
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According to tradition the cathedral was built in the year 1125, after Sigurd Jorsalfarer named Stavanger as a cathedral city. Bishop Reinald of Winchester was responsible for its construction. The church was built in Anglo-Norman style, probably by...more
Haakon Viis gate 2 | Stavanger, Stavanger 4005, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is an admission fee, but it's a fascinating visit--and a dry place on a rainy day. Smaller than cathedrals to the south, this one has a fascinating history worth exploring.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank offthewalls
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The Stavanger cathedral was there before the city was there. Built in ca.1125 this was the start for the entire city. Norway´s most ancient cathedral in continuous use for almost 900 years. Petite, intimate, cosy and majestic at the same time. The famous Andrew Smith...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kantor72
Reviewed 20 October 2018

A stunning Cathedral that, although is being currently renovated at the moment, has still lots to offer the visitor. The gem within is the hand carved pulpit, highly decorated and imposing. The immediate surrounding area is also somewhere to relax, especially near the Old bandstand...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank raymondspeed
Reviewed 1 October 2018

It's more of a church size than a cathedral but it is lovely inside. You pay the mandatory admission fee (30 NKr) but then you are free to spend as much time as you like in there. The decor is a bit of a mixture...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Emma S
Reviewed 28 September 2018

The stone Stavanger Cathedral was built in 1125. As many of these older churches it started out Catholic and then shifted to Lutheran after the Reformation. Our guide told us that the cathedral was built in exchange for a divorce by Bishop Raynalt of England....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

A nice place to visit, especially the adventurous. People here are friendly though some of them prefer you to speak their languages. However, they are eager to help you as long as you make your questions understandable.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank teor897
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

A beautiful and ancient old cathedral. Massive ancient hard carved stone columns and a high wood beam roof. An amazing pipe organ and beautiful huge carved memorial plaques carved in the 1600’s to honor past leaders of the church. One of the most impressive and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SAinPA
Reviewed 19 September 2018

The church is undergoing major renovations. There was a 50 kroner entrance fee with pleasant, polite young people at the door. Very impressive inside with fabulous wood carvings.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elga K
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This Cathedral is known as St Swithins and in in the heart of the city of Stravanger, in Cathedral Square.The entrance fee was 50 Krone (roughly £5 each). Currently there is some restoration work been undertaken on the Cathedral so that it will be fully...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David D
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Stavanger Domkirke is the Oldest Cathedral still in use in Norway. The original structure was built in the 1100s approximately. From the outside, it looks impressive with one exception. There is some renovation being done at the front of the church. The inside was not...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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2 October 2018|
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Response from Elga K | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the opening times on Sundays, but a google search shows their email address and website, which may help.
2 October 2018|
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Response from Marta D | Reviewed this property |
Mass was at 11, but if I remeber correctly, the cathedral was open from 13-16. It is under renovation, so times might change. In fact, we were allowed to pop in, while there was a christhening, and the service was majestic... More
11 April 2018|
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Response from Anette S |
During the summer (june-august) It’s open from 09:00-18:00
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