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Address: Kirkegata, Kristiansand, Norway
Phone Number: 38-02-11-88
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Great architecture

Centrally located in Kristiansand city, on the main square, you will find this beautiful (new) gothic style church from 1885. It was built on the ruins of the old church that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
Johnny K
Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Centrally located in Kristiansand city, on the main square, you will find this beautiful (new) gothic style church from 1885. It was built on the ruins of the old church that burnt down in 1880. It is one of the biggest churches in Norway. If you like architecture from previous centuries you will enjoy visiting this church. And if you... More 

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Miami, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Loved all of the detail in this church. Was lucky that the organist was performing a concert. Wow the organist was beyond amazing very powerful performance was so relaxing and inspiring to just sit and listen and view all of the beautiful architecture of the church.

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Chino Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Lots of reviews mention an organ concert, did not see that. It's a church, like lots of other European churches. Not much to do in this town, so if you have some time, good for a place to rest.

Thank msa23_2000
Chandler, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Gorgeous architecture, inside and out. Enjoyed the organ concert, wonderful acoustics. The Scandinavians take very good care of their cultural treasures and this cathedral is no exception.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The church didn't open until 11 AM, but glad I waited. There was a one hour organ concert which was absolutely wonderful. Elisabeth Lutcherath (Danish) played five different pieces of music.

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I really liked it. Right at the ceter of the city. Very nice setting, beautifully kept old building. Worth a visit.

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South Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Kristiansand Domkirke is located near the square in the center of town and features a good organ concert which lasts about 30 minutes. Other than the concert offered, the church is not too unique. The church is nice and the concert made it special.

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Oxford, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I understand there is always a concert when cruise ships are in town. The cathedral opened at 11 for 11.30 organ concert (there are 2 organs). Lovely wooden ceiling. There was also a concert at the bandstand in the adjacent square.

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Ellijay, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Amazing cathedral... the wooden interior was gorgeous! It's not an "old" church for Europe.. but it sure is a beautiful one! And if you can schedule a visit when the church organist is doing a concert... WOW! just wow! Definitely worth a visit.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Simly liked it and will be again and again nothink to say bad about it, soummer will be soon and I will be there soon

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