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Address: Fridtjof Nansens plass, Oslo 0160, Norway
Phone Number: 47 23 46 14 51
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Beautiful Murals

Oslo City Hall is an impressive building in the center of town right on the harbor. Make sure to go inside, the main hall displays huge murals on the walls depicting Norwegian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Clearwater, Florida
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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Oslo City Hall is an impressive building in the center of town right on the harbor. Make sure to go inside, the main hall displays huge murals on the walls depicting Norwegian historical events and cultural imagery. The paintings themselves warrant a few minutes just to take everything in. There are wonderful views over the waterfront from inside the building.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This building is a must-see in Oslo, it's right in the city centre, and it's really big, so you won't miss it. I really like the monumental architecture and appreciated the desing of the building from the outside. But in the inside it's maybe even more interesting. There are really huge paintings all over the walls. To me, these paintings... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were invited to naming ceremony of the child of relatives. Alternative to a religious christening. The civil service was charming and the interior impressive with murals depicting various scenes workers party. Woman's movement etc. You can take an official tour. Most describe this building as one of the ugliest in oslo but beauty is very much in the eye... More 

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

You need to enter this building from the rear which, to our mind gives you a view of the best thing on offer, the clock. The huge wooden carvings going up to this entrance give some ideas about Norse mythology but once inside this huge space is really not particularly appealing or good at explaining the relevance of the massive... More 

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north-east england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We approached the City Hall from the harbour and thought the building was pretty ugly - very municipal. But go round the other side to the entrance and it gets better by the minute. You are free to go in and wander about. The hall where the Peace Prize presentation takes place is huge and stunning. Go up the staircase... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Huge building near the Oslo waterfront. Interesting architecture. In front of it is an open space with benches, fountains and lots of wonderful flowers in different colors. I didn't have a chance to see it inside, as it has some wonderful fresco paintings worth seeing.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a monumental building and looks ugly outside but go inside. The main hall and all rooms have amazing fresco paintings. I think the gigantic paintings are as interesting as in the Oslo museums, even more interesting.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

By far, the Oslo City Hall was one of our favorite destinations. This elegant, ornate city hall is beautiful. On the day we visited, young classical musicians were playing a concert. Before their performance began, the performers walked through the crowd playing their music much to the delight of visitors. Schoolchildren were visiting and sat with their teachers on the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

An amazing building, both inside and out! The exterior surfaces are decorated with reliefs and monumental structures depicting various stories and myths. Inside The Great Hall the walls are covered in huge paintings and friezes. At the top of the marble staircase are the Hardrade Room , the Munch Room and the Festival Gallery. So much to see and all... More 

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Usa, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The visit was quite a learning experience for me. There was a whole lot of artworks by Norwegian masters and apart from that the décor and the whole interiors exhibited tradition Norwegian styles. The place fortunately has a whole lot of required information and it makes it even more helpful and rewarding

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