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Kristiansand Domkirke

Kirkegata, Kristiansand, Norway
38-02-11-88
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Ranked #6 of 41 attractions in Kristiansand
Type: Religious Sites
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Corby, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Sits prominent in it own park on the edge of the main square. when we visited all the tulips were in flower and the cherry blossom trees that line the streets of the "Old Town" were in full bloom. Inside the cathedral we were surprised to find it is entirely made of timber with huge wooden columns supporting the wood... More

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The interior has an elegant simplicity and is mostly made of wood. When we visited the tulip beds were in full bloom. As Kristiansand is a rather small place, I would include this as a site to see when visiting.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Pretty little fishing village a short bus ride form Kristiansand. Pretty, clean little town; not a lot to do. There are a couple of restaurants, and one can walk through the village and admire the water front and pretty wooden houses. We found the Hollen citizens we encountered friendly. Bus fare relatively expensive 20/pp round trip from Kristiansand Center. Beware... More

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Gatesville, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

As part of our self-guided walking tour of Kristiansand during our Norway fjord cruise we walked past this lovely cathedral and took some photos. This church is located right in the heart of downtown and is a short walk from the cruise ship dock. Completed in 1885, this cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in Norway. The surrounding area... More

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The church is impressive by itself - elegant in a somewhat understated way - inside and out. While I am a fan of stave churches, this was a great church to visit, even while workers hurried to complete renovations that included installation of a new main organ. What put this church over the top for us was the fact that... More

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north wales
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Kristiansand was our first port of call on a recent Baltic cruise, we liked the laid back atmosphere of the small city of Kristiansand, we went round the city on a land train and spotted the Domkirke. We were told it had 13 doors but we couldn't find one that was open!!! Still, we took lots of photos of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

From outside, this Domkirke looks similar to other churches. But if you step inside, you will find it's quite different; as you will see it all wooden. It was my first time to see a church with wood wall inside, usually churches are made by brick or stones...so this Domkirke gave me quite an impression. Beautiful brown woods make a... More

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Sycamore, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is a lovely stone church in Southern Norway. The interior is worth a visit....Fantastic woodwork. If you can catch a service it is even better.

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Wirral UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

Kristiansand is not the most interesting of cities, but the cathedral is the highlight. Large, imposing and central. It is inevitably rather plain, as are most buildings in Scandinavia, but sufficiently interesting to justify a visit. It was pouring with rain when we visited, but still worth it.

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Mandal, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Big old church with a lot of history. The church has its own soul, and is worth a visit. The chuch is located down town Kristiansand.

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