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Gol Stave Church

Gordarike Familiepark, Gol 3550, Norway
+47 32 07 38 58
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Nice church

My tour guide stopped here to show me the old church. She explained the age and the cross from the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
LostALot22
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Lombard, Illinois
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Great Information on Norway's Past

There is a short inclined hill to see the church. Walking up we saw beauty of the rich earth... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
kitty106
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Nacogdoches, Texas
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Gol Stave Church, which is in the mediaval park Gordarike, is a true copy of the Gol stave church built in the 1200s. The copy was built in the 1980s and consecrated by the bishop of Tunsberg in 1994. In the summer evening on Wednesdays there is a devotional and sometimes musical performance. The church is often used for weddings. The woodwork inside the church is still bright, and it is easy to spot all the beautiful carvings and details. Visit the church and be humbled by the mood you will be greeted by. Inside you can listen to the beautiful Gregorian choir music (cd). In the Viking Hall next to the exhibition you can study the stave church architecture. Same opening hours / entrance ticket as to the Gordarike Family Park. Gol stave church (Gol stavkirke) is a stave church originally from Gol, Hallingdal, Norway. It is now located in the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History at Bygdoy in Oslo, Norway. When the city built a new church around 1880, it was decided to demolish the old stave church. It was saved from destruction by the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Norwegian Monuments, which bought the materials in order to re-erect the church elsewhere. It was acquired by King Oscar II, who financed its relocation and restoration as the central building of his private open-air museum near Oslo. The restoration, overseen by architect Waldemar Hansteen, was completed in 1885. In 1907 this early open air museum, the world's first, was merged with the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, which now manages the stave church, still nominally the property of the reigning monarch. The church is dendrochronologically dated to 1212. In the 1980s, the modern replica was erected in Gol.
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5 weeks ago
“Nice church ”
15 Aug 2017
“Great Information on Norway's Past”
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Gordarike Familiepark, Gol 3550, Norway
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+47 32 07 38 58
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My tour guide stopped here to show me the old church. She explained the age and the cross from the old religions to Christianity. And the mix of dragons and crosses. I found this very interesting. And it looks very cool.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

There is a short inclined hill to see the church. Walking up we saw beauty of the rich earth colored Gol Stave Church and buildings on the lush green grass. The hand carving of each of the buildings was very detailed and ornate. The ground...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The original Gol stave church is located at Bygdøy Folkemuseum, Oslo. But this church is a reasonable good copy. It gives the visitor an idea of what a stave church looks like. What I don't like is the carnival atmosphere surrounding the site. A traditional...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2016

Wonderful old church. It was so interesting to see the architecture and building materials. We enjoyed the entire park.

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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This church was rebuilt on this location, now behind the gates of Gordarike so you can only visit during opening hours and for a fee. In my opinion there are many other, more beautiful and truly original stave kirkes in the area, don't bother with...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is a mist see while touring in Norway This is a very old Church I believe from the 11th Century The way they keep it restored for years to come is the best Make sure you take lots of pic's

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1  Thank Doug M
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a newly made COPY of the original Gol stavechurch. There are a lot of ancient and well preserved stave-churches, so there should not be necessary to make copies.

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

This wooden church can be found in the Folk Museum - its a bit of a trek up the hill but its well worth finding. Inspiring, if you need information or help you will find a guide in costume who is very helpful.

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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Most Stave churches are difficult to visit during a short trip in Norway. This one was relocated and rebuilt in the folk museum in Oslo. Beautifully reset and well worth a visit to get a feel ( and scent ) of these churches

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Reviewed 23 June 2016

We were fortunate to attend a wedding in this fabulous Viking church. Ancient wall decorations depicting the last supper and intricate carvings were very atmospheric, live music and a fabulous ceremony made for a special day.

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It's the one in Oslo. They just made an new copy in Gol :-)
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