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Nidarosdomen

Bispegt. 3, Trondheim 7013, Norway
+47 73 89 08 00
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Ranked #2 of 45 Attractions in Trondheim
Type: Religious Sites, Museums
Owner description: Nidaros Cathedral is the national sanctuary of Norway. Work began in 1070, and the building was completed in about 1300. After being damaged by fire,... more » Owner description: Nidaros Cathedral is the national sanctuary of Norway. Work began in 1070, and the building was completed in about 1300. After being damaged by fire, it lay largely in ruins for several hundred years. In 1869 extensive restorations were begun, and a century later the cathedral was again restored to its original grandeur. « less
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Nagpur, India
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

It is true that few places have managed to preserve their heritage as effectively as Trondheim, Norway’s third largest city. This ancient city, was founded by the Viking King Olav in 997 AD. The excursion starts from the pier to Nidaros Cathedral Norway’s national shrine, which is the only Gothic style incredible architecture; the stone carved in wonderful details is... More

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Moss, Norway
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44 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a famous and old goal for pilgrims, not only from Norway but drawing pilgrims from many nations, being the burial place of the viking king Olav. Now known as St. Olav whose nails and beard still grew after his death. Nidarosdomen is situated by the river Nidelva in a splendid park. Magnificent concerts are often held here.

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Oslo, Norway
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Compares to the best in Europe, and unike for Norway. Very interesting history as well so prepare a bit before your visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were fortunate enough to hear a concert in the Cathedral and it was awesome. Terrific acoustics and the program was varied to our total delight. Some very talented musicians in Trondheim, we recommend the Royal City.

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This Cathedral is absolutely amazing with stunning and impressive sculptures. Unmissable if you are in the centre of Trondheim even if you don't have time to come inside the cathedral (visits close at 2pm).

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Kalgoorlie, Australia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Taking other trip advisors advice,had wanted to get the combined ticket for all three attractions but on Sunday the other two don't open until 12 noon and that didn't fit into my schedule. But being Sunday, the cathedral didn't charge entry fee AND the cathedral choir was practicing for about 2 hours prior to the 11 am service. We were... More

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I enjoyed seeing the variety of carved characters populating the very impressive facade. Each appears to have had a story.

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It was very busy the day we were there. I was sorry the tower was closed as I would have enjoyed climbing the stairs. They had tours going on so I listened in a little and learned about its history. It seems very modern in many respects until you go downstairs to the crypt. I never knew people thought you... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Nidaros cathedral makes a refreshing change from a lot of North European cathedrals by not being cluttered with statuary or by being dark and gloomy. It has a glorious gothic facade but inside it is light and airy. Perhaps this is because the interior is modern thanks to a number of fires over the course of history. We took an... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Absolutely a must see in Trondheim, worth spending the 70 NKR (~10 euros: a lot for a church!) for the entrance ticket. The façade is impressive, the stone-carved interior is astonishing. Burnt and restored several times, it is dark and majestic, there are no paintings but the stone artworks and the architecture of the northenmost cathedral in the world are... More

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