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Oslo City Hall (Oslo Radhus)

Fridtjof Nansens plass, Oslo 0160, Norway (Sentrum)
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Ranked #24 of 211 attractions in Oslo
Type: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: Oslo City Hall is open to the public for visits and tours from 9am-5pm every day. Here is a link to more information about tours. Oslo City Hall... more »
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Oslo, Norway
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I must be honest. I didn't think it would be much of a sight. It was just something I agreed to check out "on the go". Because, let's be honest once again: It looks like **** on the outside :p But the city hall turned out to be a hidden gem! I won't describe room by room in the building.... More

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I gather you can also visit inside on a guided tour but we only looked at it from the outside. It's interesting, I especially liked the reliefs at the side of the entrance which depict stories from viking mythology. There are also a couple of souvenir shops around it and a lot of young people skating on its waterfront side.

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Manilva, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

The exterior is not dull as suggested in previous reviews. It's a classic 1920s art deco building, the door being at the rear and all the fantastic detail above it. Only came here to find the tourist information, but ended up inside and exploring for an hour. The detail in the murals, the marbled decorative flooring, and the retro lighting... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Toured City Hall together with an English speaking guide provided courtesy of Oslo City Hall. The tour started earlier than stated with no announcement whatsoever. We lost abit of the introduction but was suitably impressed by the amount of artwork plastered on the walls. The pictures depicted the artist views which echoed soundly with his countrymen. Place is convenient to... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Actually my first time inside Oslo City Hall was in my wedding (they have civil ceremonies there one Saturday each month)... And then I went many times to show it to friends visiting Oslo. I was surprised, mesmerized, taken aback... the inside is huge, colorful and with a huge variety of mural paintings and patterns. In a way the richness... More

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London
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is free to get in entrance is round the back and you enter into the grand hall where the Nobel Prize is awarded which has amazing murals. Upstairs there are some other rooms with fantastic murals the council chamber is amazing I really loved this place

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Quebec
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

City Hall is well worth checking out. I am not an 'art enthusiast', but I did appreciate the murals in the gigantic main hall. There are write-ups in various areas explaining the pictures, carvings and history. There is a padded bench along one side of the main hall, so it is an interesting area to re-charge your batteries while walking... More

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I loved visiting the City Hall. It impresses both with its exterior and interior, especially the main hall. In my opinion, it says a lot about character and values of people of Norway.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This is the strangest place in the whole town! It's gloomy, dark, with strange soviet-like mosaic on the walls and dark, deep corridors in the walls around the main hall. But, its free to visit and operates at all seasons. Strange and dark place... It looked like I got back to house of Culture at some small town in Russia.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

Didnt go in as work was being dkne on the exterior and it put me off. Heard its quite nice inside though, walked past the outside on my way from the harbour to Karl Jonas Gate

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